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Mechanized agriculture laboratory updated after donation

The mechanized agriculture laboratory on campus has undergone a number of renovations in 2017. The renovations were addressed on Nov. 14 in a reception attended by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro.

A $250,000 donation made by James and Carol Moller for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology helped make the renovations possible.

The donation was made in memory of James’ father, Leonard, who owned a machine shop in Fresno.

The mechanized agriculture laboratory is used for hands-on lab experience for Fresno State students, as well as Future Farmers of America members involved in competitions.

A list of completed renovations includes: multi-processing booths; racks; gas line manifolds; work tables; and a computer numerical control plasma cutting table.

Additionally, the interior of the laboratory received a fresh coat of paint.

Future updates will include new tungsten inert gas welders, a hydraulic shear, hydraulic brake, drill press, ironworker, band and chop saw equipment, engine stands and metal material storage units.