Archive for Agriculture

Almond Industry Launches Major Strategic Effort to Accelerate Innovation and Sustainability

Dec 08, 2015 No Comments by

MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Almond Board of California (ABC) today launched Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM), a major new strategic effort designed to make the almond industry even more efficient and sustainable.1 ”Through our Accelerated Innovation Management program, the Almond Board will accelerate its investment in sustainability1, almond tree and farming research, and step up efforts to develop new [...]

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FUN FACTS AND FAIR STATISTICS FOR THE 2014 BIG FRESNO FAIR

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

Fresno, CA….October 13, 2014…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 13 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Monday, October 13, [...]

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CVCB Celebrates San Joaquin ValleyAgribusiness With the Valley Grown For You Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO – Daniel J. Doyle, chief executive officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), has announced the Valley Grown For You campaign – an initiative designed to promote San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and encourage individuals to buy local fresh and produced food products. The campaign is taking place now through July 31, 2014 and showcases food products [...]

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Memorial Service Set June 28 for Ag Dean Emeritus

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — A memorial service will be held on campus June 28 for Dr. Daniel P. Bartell, dean emeritus of Fresno State’s then-School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, who led the university’s ag education programs during a 14-year period of growth academically and within the industry. Under Bartell’s direction, the college developed its viticulture and [...]

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Regional Food Show Invites Public to Participate in Innovation Awards

Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO - The 2014 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, is anticipating debuting the innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts entered into the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, that recognize industry trendsetters and look to build community and consumer awareness about the diverse food products grown and manufactured in California’s San Joaquin [...]

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Fresno County Farm Bureau is Accepting Applications for FAACT Class XII

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno County Farm Bureau leadership development program is accepting applications to be part of the 2014-2015 Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned about Tomorrow (FAACT) Class XII. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 25. The FAACT Leadership Development Program provides community leaders with a comprehensive eight-month program highlighting specific issue areas in [...]

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6th Annual Water-Wise Plant Event Hosted at Fresno State

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – A local spring-time favorite, the Water-Wise Give and Take Plant Event, will be held at the Fresno State Horticulture Greenhouse Park at 3150 E. Barstow Ave on May 3, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a new kick-off event hosted by Friends of the Madden Library on Friday, May 2 at [...]

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Tulare Student Elected State FFA President

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Dipak Kumar of Tulare Future Farmers of America (FFA) was elected state president during the 86th annual California State FFA Leadership Conference that concluded yesterday. More than 5,000 FFA members from throughout the state were challenged to “pave the way” throughout the four-day event held at Selland Arena in downtown Fresno as well as on [...]

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Cesar Chavez Celebration is Wednesday

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — As buzz mounts for the film “Cesar Chavez” that opens in 100 cities nationwide this week, Fresno State will hold its 18th annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration and Garlanding Ceremony from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peace Garden monument that memorializes the late farmworker leader. The guest speaker will be Mary Castro, the wife of University [...]

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Ninth Fresno County Farm & Nutrition Day is Friday

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – More than 3,400 third-grade students and 680 teachers and chaperones from throughout Fresno County will participate in the ninth annual Farm & Nutrition Day at the Fresno Fairgrounds, located at Butler and Chance avenues, on Friday, March 21, from 9 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The one-day, interactive educational experience is sponsored by Fresno [...]

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47th Annual World Ag Expo Closes

Feb 17, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – World Ag Expo closed its 47th annual show last week after three days of big crowds, warm weather and new innovations. More than 50 countries were represented at this year’s Expo, which boasts 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space on 260 acres of show grounds.  With 1,500 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees, World [...]

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E.M. Tharp ‘We Believe in Growing’ Scholarship Winners Announced

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the eighth year to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship which supports local high school students who will be attending four-year universities to major in an agricultural field. This year’s winners,Adrianna Santos and Garrison Fernandes, will each receive $2,500 scholarships to [...]

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Fresno State President Castro to Join Ag Ambassadors at World Ag Expo 2014

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Dr. Joseph I. Castro will make his first visit to the World Ag Expo as Fresno State president when the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind unfolds Feb. 11-13 in Tulare. An estimated 100,000 visitors from 70 countries visit the World Ag Expo each year to learn about agriculture and the latest technologies. [...]

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Kinoshita Reappointed as Tulare County Ag Commissioner/Sealer

Jan 30, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has announced that Marilyn Kinoshita has been reappointed to an additional four-year term as Tulare County agricultural commissioner/sealer. This will be Kinoshita’s second four-year term. Kinoshita was first appointed to the ag commissioner position in December 2009. Board of supervisors Chairman Phil Cox said Kinoshita’s proven track [...]

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Fresno Food Expo Opens Registration

Jan 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO - Amidst the vast warehouse of Fowler Packing’s busy production line of Halos branded mandarins, City of Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin flanked by members of the Fresno Food Expo Advisory Committee, Union Bank, export advisors and San Joaquin Valley-based food producers announced open registration for the 2014 Fresno Food Expo presented by Union Bank, which [...]

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47th Annual World Ag Expo Draws Near

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – The 47th annual World Ag Expo will be held Feb. 11-13, 2014 in Tulare, Calif. The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo touts 1,500 exhibitors who display cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds. An estimated average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries [...]

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World Ag Expo 2014 Top-10 New Product Winners Announced

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased Feb. 11-13, 2014 during the 47th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products. AgVu by Advanced Reconnaissance Corporation A new [...]

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Students Seek Public Votes for Best Ag Expo Video

Dec 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO –  A Fresno State student-produced video touting the university’s role in agriculture education is among 10 global finalists for the World Ag Expo 2014 video contest. Now the students seek public support to be chosen as the best. Students Michael Price and Connor Alstrom learned this week that their five-minute submission, “Fresno State Trains Students to Feed Tomorrow’s World” that involved [...]

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E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo ‘We Believe in Growing’ Scholarship Applications Available

Dec 20, 2013 No Comments

TULARE - World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan. 17, 2014 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students [...]

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International Agri-Center Hosts Free Brunch with Santa

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – The public is welcome to attend the International Agri-Center’s annual Brunch with Santa in Tulare on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual brunch launches the holiday season with a free event for the whole family to enjoy. Brunch is prepared by International Agri-Center volunteers and is complete with [...]

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