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Fresno State among universities, groups given $5 million to advance irrigation research

A group of universities, including Fresno State, and agriculture industry companies were awarded $5 million to advance irrigation technology research. Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology spokesman Geoff Thurner said Tuesday that the Foundation for Food and ...

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They kissed a pig and became Fresno State’s newest club – Block and Bridle

After reciting an oath and getting a certificate – and kissing a pig for some – 90 students were officially initiated into Fresno State’s Block and Bridle club last Wednesday. The 90 members, along with nine Fresno State faculty members, ...

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Alumna now oversees campus vineyard

Fresno State’s vineyard technician, Leah Groves, oversees over 100 acres of vineyards across campus. Her job is to provide grapes and raisins for Fresno State products as well as other stores and wineries in the Central Valley. “She doesn’t like ...

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Fall items arrive at the Gibson Farm Market

If you wander over to Fresno State’s Gibson Farm Market, you’ll find the latest student-produced items for the fall season.   There are corn, varieties of squash and pumpkins – including the fall seasonal pumpkin-pie flavored ice cream. “It’s a ...

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Ag secretary witnesses ‘the future’ of agriculture

On Monday, Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, spent the day visiting the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. Ross saw what students have been working on in the agriculture department. ...

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Fresno State collaborates with Mexican university

Fresno State signed a collaboration agreement in September with the Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico, that establishes the exchange of students, professors and research in the areas of agriculture and English. President Barack Obama and President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Farm to Fork

A white picket fence encloses a large, rusted antique machine that is said to have changed agriculture throughout the world, dating back to the 19th century. On a nearby wall, a screen flashes through traditional recipes, offering insight into the ...

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The year in review

A selection of ‘important’ issues Fresno State should be addressing As I conclude my first year at Fresno State, I’ve had both positive and negative experiences. While the positives have outweighed the negatives, Fresno State can make some strides toward ...

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Sheep cartoon was an affront, agriculturalists aren’t to blame

By Charmayne Hefley Ag Communications Major We live in a very twisted society. It has become so far removed from the food that it eats that anytime something goes wrong and animals are hurt, we blame the agriculturalist. When animals ...

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Monday’s comic on the ‘sheep incident’ was despicable

By Vernon Clark Ag Studies Major The “comic” that took a quarter of Page 2 of the last Collegian was completely wrong. It makes it appear that the students of the agriculture college are the ones who are abusing animals. ...

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Unmanned aircrafts: a future for the agriculture industry

Leaders in the field of agricultural held an event in the Henry Madden Library on Friday night discussing the roles of hexacopters and drones in the agriculture industry and the public perception about unmanned aircrafts. Dr. Gregory Kriehn, a professor ...

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World Bank executive speaks to students

World Bank Executive Dr. Sundaran Annamalai delivered a lecture, “Investments of the World Bank in Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia,” Tuesday night in the Alice Peters Auditorium. According to Annamalai, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty and ...

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Agriculture students learn off-campus

The education of Fresno State students is not restricted to the library or chemistry labs. Through various opportunities students can gain knowledge working in the same field in which they hope to build a career after graduation. Randy Perry, a ...

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Information key to keep fertilizer plants safe

Residents of the agriculturally rich Valley were reminded on April 17 that fertilizer is not just the unpleasant ingredient to a bountiful crop or garden it — can be explosive. The small town of West, Texas, about 20 miles north ...

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Instructor prepares ag students for life after college

Fresno State instructor Neal Spiro teaches classes in the animal sciences department. He uses his experience from owning his own veterinary practice to prepare students for graduation. /Photo by Roe Borunda Fresno State instructor Neal Spiro takes a different approach ...

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Freshman agriculture business student wins national meet

Tino Rossi came to Fresno State much like any other freshman. Rossi, an agriculture business major, had no idea his first year as a college student would include winning the American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference.

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Ag students have local options

Fresno State agriculture students have a 1,000-acre agricultural laboratory to produce fresh fruit, vegetables, livestock, nuts, premium wines and dairy products. But with Fresno’s rich farming community, ag students can also work as interns or part-time employees at the many ranches, dairies, farms and ag businesses in the area.

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Researchers seek alternative to ozone depleting pesticide; collaboration key to success

lant parasites do over $120 billion per year in damage to worldwide agriculture.  Chemicals are available to eradicate these parasites, but they present safety problems.

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