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C a l i fo r n i a S t a t e U n i ve r s i t y, F r e s n o            WINTER 2006-2007
A Newsletter for Supporters of the Ag One Foundation and College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Event slated for June 29
Ag One Community Salute to recognize Fred Ruiz
Local food manufacturer            Fresno, and as an advisor and       one brand of frozen Mexican
Frederick R. Ruiz is the           founding member of the              food in the U.S.
recipient of the Ag One            Institute for Family Business,          The food company ranks
Foundation’s Community             California State University,        second among the top 10
Salute for 2007                    Fresno.                             Hispanic-owned manufacturing        Support Ag
                                       Ruiz and his father, Louis,     firms in the U.S. and first
   Ruiz, who is the chairman,
                                   founded Ruiz Foods in 1964.         among the top 10 U.S.
                                                                                                           One events
co-founder and chief executive
officer of the Dinuba-based        Today Ruiz Foods has become         Hispanic-owned companies in         for 2007
Ruiz Foods, Inc., will be the      the largest frozen Mexican          California.                         March
honored guest of the gala          food manufacturing company              The company has long been          Stanislaus
which is slated for June 29 at     in the U.S. Ruiz Foods is based     recognized for its innovative       County Alumni &
the Fresno Convention Center,      in Dinuba and has three             commitment to its employees         Friends Dinner,
Exhibit Hall, downtown.            manufacturing plants and two        and the community. “It’s our        Modesto
Cargill is the naming sponsor      distribution facilities.            corporate responsibility to do
                                                                       what we can to make the             April 13
of the event.                          The company’s frozen
                                                                       world a better place,” explains        11th Annual
   For many years, Ruiz has        Mexican food products include
                                                                       Fred Ruiz. “It’s my                 Common Threads
served on the boards of many       such specialties as burritos,
                                                                       responsibility to be active in      Award luncheon;
business and community             tamales and enchiladas. Ruiz
                                                                       that role and to continue to        California State
organizations, including           Foods’ frozen Mexican foods
                                                                       look for ways to improve the        University, Fresno
University of California Board     are sold in all channels of
of Regents, California             distribution: retail,               lives of our Team Members           May 4
Chamber of Commerce,               convenience store, clubs,           and their families. But it goes        36th Annual Ag
McClatchy Company,                 vending, industrial and             beyond that… it’s also              One Turf Day Golf
Gottschalk’s, Inc., Hispanic       foodservice. The signature          important to be active in           Classic,
College Fund, Inc., University     brand is El Monterey. Ruiz is       improving the future of our         Madera Golf and
of California, Merced,             the market leader within the        community… it’s also                Country Club
President’s Advisory Board,        frozen Mexican food category        important to be a role model
                                                                                                           May 18
California State University,       and manufactures the number                    Continued on page 5         College of
                                                                                                           Sciences and
  Top Dog Awards honors key university alumni                                                              Technology
  California State                                                                                         Convocation;
  University, Fresno’s                                                                                     Fresno State
  annual Top Dog Awards                                                                                    Campus
  dinner was held in
  October at the Save Mart                                                                                 June 29
  Center. From left, Dr.                                                                                      Community
  Charles Boyer, Jane and                                                                                  Salute honoring
  Ed Sbragia, Robert                                                                                       Fred R. Ruiz;
  Steinhauer, and Frank                                                                                    Fresno Convention
  and Alice Saviez. The                                                                                    Center Exhibit Hall
  honorees representing
  the College of                                                                                              For more
  Agricultural Sciences and                                                                                information,
  Technology were Ed                                                                                       contact the Ag One
  Sbragia (1985 MS in Enology), the winemaster at Beringer Winery, and Robert Steinhauer                   Foundation at
  (1965 BS in Viticulture, 1967 MS in Enology), president of Wineland Consulting.                          (559) 278-4266.
from the president                                                                                         2006/2007 AG ONE
                                                                                                           Doug Benik
                                                                                                           Dalena/Benik & Associates
    We hope you celebrated the                 Tim Vaux                            further support the     Fresno
holidays and rang in the new         Ag One Foundation                             activities of Ag One.   Hal Bolen II
                                                                                                           Bolen, Fransen & Russell,
year with some good Fresno                2006 President                           You’ll be hearing       Fresno
State wine and other Farm          of Agricultural                                 more about the          Ann Bridges
Market goodies. I must say         Sciences and                                    Common Threads          Fresno First Bank, Sanger
                                                                                                           Vice President
that we have all been blessed      Technology. The                                 Awards, the Turf        Fermin Campos
to experience what the Valley      students who benefit from the       Day Golf Classic Tournament         Campos Bros., Inc., Caruthers
and our great university have      financial aid that comes from       and our Community Salute            Jerry DiBuduo
                                                                                                           Ballantine Produce Co.,
given us.                          our fundraisers also have much      honoring Fred Ruiz as we            Fresno
    On behalf of the Ag One        to be thankful for as we            approach these events.              Mark Dutra
Board of Directors, I would        prepare for the upcoming                I look forward each year to     Paul Reinhart, Inc., Fresno
like to thank our members and      spring semester.                    seeing our donors and friends       Daniel Errotabere
                                                                                                           Errotabere Ranches,
supporters for your volunteer          We’ll have a number of          at these activities as a way of     Riverdale
help and attendance at various     opportunities to come together      thanking everyone for their         Linda Glassman
events that benefit the College    in the next few months to                       Continued on page 6     Britz Fertilizers, Inc., Fresno
                                                                                                           Darla Harrel-Skinner
                                                                                                           Hewitson Enterprises, Inc.,

from the dean                                                                                              Avenal
                                                                                                           R. Todd Henry
                                                                                                           Westside Farming, Fresno
                                                                                                           Larry Melikian
                                     Dr. Charles Boyer,                                                    Fresno
    As we enjoy the holiday                                                       students are
                                       Dean, College of                                                    Mitch Metzler
season and New Year, many of                                                      dedicated and amaze      RCO Ag Credit, Fresno
us reflect on the past year and    Agricultural Sciences                          me with their            Secretary
think about the possibilities to        and Technology                            productivity and         Kirk Mouser, Jr.
                                                                                                           Paramount Farms, Lost Hills
come. For me this includes the     everyone who has                               commitment to our
                                                                                                           Pat V. Ricchiuti
realization that I am rapidly      made my arrival at                             mission.                 P-R Farms, Clovis
approaching my first six           Fresno State so easy and fun!          Our volunteers as                Paul Rollin
months as Dean of the College      Here are some of the things I       represented by Ag One               Sweet Haven Dairy, Riverdale
                                                                                                           Rod Stark
of Agricultural Sciences and       am thankful for and my wishes       members, alumni and friends         Union Bank, Fresno
Technology. It hardly seems        for the coming year.                are always there to step            Cristel Tufenkjian
possible!                             People. How can I describe       forward and serve in so many        Kings River Conservation
                                                                                                           District, Fresno
    For me the past few months     the great people I have met         ways. For all of us in the          Treasurer
have been an exciting time         since arriving in Fresno? You       college, you make our work at       Tim Vaux
filled with many memorable         have made me feel welcomed          Fresno State rewarding. I note      Dupont, Fresno
activities and events. I           and supported. I continue to        the Ag Boosters Barbecue, the
                                                                                                           Marsha Vucovich
continue to feel blessed for       meet so many wonderful              wine tasting, and regional          Fresno Equipment Co.,
having the opportunity to serve    people associated with the          gatherings where I was              Fresno
as dean. Thank you to              college. The faculty, staff and                Continued on page 4      Chuck Ware
                                                                                                           Wilbur-Ellis, Madera
                                                                                                           Gary Wiens

from the director                                                                                          PG&E, Fresno
                                                                                                           Sarah Clark Woolf
    A look back at some of the      Alcidia Freitas Gomes                           • Farm Market          Charles Boyer
                                                                                                           Dean, College of Agricultural
headlines from 2006 tells the         Executive Director /                             begins new          Sciences and Technology
story of a multi faceted college     College Development                               feature:            John Ganahl
pursuing world class                               Director                            “Showcase           Legal Counsel, Dowling,
                                                                                                           Aaron & Keeler, Fresno
agriculture.                                                                           Sunday” with
                                                                                                           Bob Glim
• Chef’s world view of food            horse earns national                            product samplings   Advisor
  leads “culinology” program           recognition                     •   New ag dean appointed           Alcidia Freitas Gomes
• Ag students earn statewide       •   Fresno State student named      •   Salute to Jack Woolf breaks     Executive Director/College
                                                                                                           Development Director
  honors New Bee club makes            national FFA president              records                         Christy Melvold
  a buzz on campus                 •   Center for Irrigation Tech      •   Water and energy incubator      Program Coordinator
• Olive oil earns award                wins national honor                 building progresses             Thomas L. Hunt, CPA
                                                                                                           Auditor, Thomas L. Hunt
• Equine program receives          •   Pistachio lab may be first of   •   A record number of wineries     & Co., Fresno
   Legacy Award                        its kind                            seek Fresno State talent        Harry Karle
• Research leads to wine grape     •   Fresno State Magazine wins                                          Advisor
  harvest breakthrough                 award (highlighting the            Just imagine what 2007 will      Margie Upton
                                                                                                           Administrative Assistant
• Fresno State spotlights rare         College of Agricultural         bring!
  Hackney horses – Hackney             Sciences and Technology)

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Meet the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
      By John Migliazzo                                                 agencies and industry are            collecting different varieties of
       Fresno State Ag                                                  looking to hire, but there are       rocks.
    Communications Major                                                not enough students to fill             Having a career in
                                                                        these needs. We need to              horticulture, it is no shock that
    Dr. Charles Boyer, Dean of                                          enhance our reputation and fill      he has a hobby related to plant
the College of Agricultural                                             that demand.”                        breeding. “I am an eclectic
Sciences and Technology, has                                                In terms of research, Boyer      collector of advertisement and
taken an unconventional route                                           feels that it is his duty to bring   other items related to the seed
to pursue a career in                                                   the people, equipment and            industry and horticulture,”
agriculture education. From                                             facilities together at Fresno        Boyer said. In his office, you
the Oregon Coast to Fresno,                                             State that are needed to grow        will find a collection of antique
Boyer comes prepared with a                                             capacity for applied research.       seed boxes advertising seed
myriad of experiences in the        Dr. Charles Boyer is excited        In addition, he feels that the       packets and seed companies
academic world and in               about being a Fresno State          college needs more graduate          from a variety of sources. In
practical on-farm practices.        Bulldog.                            students, as well as continuing      addition, he collects trading
    Growing up along the south                                          to improve undergraduate             cards, produce crate labels,
coast of Oregon in the small        both as a researcher and a          programs.                            newspapers, magazines and
town of Coquille, Charles           professor since he graduated            Boyer has spent most of his      other publications.
Boyer had few connections to        from Penn State in 1976. He         career serving the agriculture          In addition, he is an avid
agriculture. Besides part-time      has spent significant time as a     industry. He has worked with         sports fan. When he has a
jobs bucking hay bales and          faculty member and professor        many commodities to help             chance, he roots for his
working for his uncle’s             at Rutgers (three years), Penn      bring students and faculty into      favorite professional teams, the
cranberry box business, his         State (12 years), and most          research needed to benefit the       Pittsburgh Steelers and the St.
experiences with agriculture        recently, Oregon State (13          industry. These commodities          Louis Cardinals. With his
were limited. However, he had       years). At the time he came to      include hazelnuts, vegetable         teams winning the Super Bowl
a passion for biology, which        California State University,        crops, berries, wine grapes,         and a World Series Title this
eventually led to his career in     Fresno, he was serving as the       apples and nursery crops.            year, he has been very satisfied
horticulture.                       associate dean of agriculture at
    “I went to college to be a      Oregon Sate.
biology teacher,” Boyer said.          Boyer has served as an
After graduating with a             advisor for Alpha Zeta, and an
bachelor’s degree from Eastern      advisor for the Ag Student
Oregon University(EOU), he          Council, both at Penn State. In
went on to receive a master’s       addition, he advised the Circle
degree and Ph.D in genetics at      K Service Club at Penn State
Pennsylvania State University.      and Oregon State, which is
    While at EOU, Boyer drove       sponsored by the Kiwanis
combine and worked in the           Club.
seed cleaning facility at a grass      “I love being engaged with
seed company. Little did he         students,” Boyer said. “Part of
know, this would pave his way       the attraction of Fresno State
to a career in the agriculture      was to be more connected with
industry. He has spent the          students.”
                                                                        Dr. Charles Boyer, at right, poses with Ag One Foundation
rest of his life in the field of    Boyer’s Vision                      director Pat Ricchiuti at this fall’s annual CAST barbecue held
horticulture.                           Boyer has some very clear
                                                                        on campus.
    When Boyer sits back to         goals for the college including
reminisce about is career           1.) to grow the undergraduate
choice, he can’t help but smile.    program in both size and               Boyer supports develop-           with the success of his sports
“I started off in teaching, and I   quality, 2.) to grow capacity to    ment of students who are             teams in 2006. He also
ended up in fundamental             do applied research to meet         going into the industry and          mentioned that he is fast
research,” Boyer said. In           the needs of the agriculture        finding solutions to present         becoming a Fresno State
addition to Boyer’s research in     industry in the San Joaquin         and future challenges that face      Bulldogs supporter!
plant breeding, genetics and        Valley, and 3.) to become the       the industry.                           Boyer has two grown
horticulture, he has been a         number one agricultural             Outside of the Office                children, Sabrina and Melanie.
successful professor and            college in California.                 Boyer is engaged with a           He has been happily married to
researcher of horticulture and          Boyer said he was drawn to      number of activities and             Ilhama for the last five years.
has had heavy involvement           Fresno State by the diversity of    hobbies outside the office.             Boyer is proud of his
with student groups and local       agriculture in the region as well   When time and weather allow,         success at previous
organizations.                      as the diversity of students.       he loves to “try” to play golf in    institutions, but is particularly
    Boyer has been involved in          “Students are highly            his spare time. He also referred     excited about being a Fresno
plant breeding and genetics         valued,” Boyer said. “Public        to himself as a “rock hound,”        State Bulldog.

         Ag One Foundation and College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology                      WINTER 2006-2007        Page 3
Ag Boosters Barbecue 2006 enjoyed by all
   The 29th Annual Ag
Boosters Barbecue to raise
funds for the Ag One
Foundation and California
Women for Agriculture was a
return to the early days of the
event with more than 1,000
people holding tickets to the
event at the Coombs’
Riverbend Ranch.
   Much success for this year’s    Enjoying visiting at the Ag Boosters Barbecue        A very capable Ag One bartending crew
barbecue was attributed to the     were from left, Chris Villines and her husband       included, from left, John Torrico, Jerry DiBuduo,
Harvest Sponsors. Businesses       Assembly member Mike Villines, and Madera            Dr. Jeri Echeverria, and Dr. Leslie Farlow.
and individuals who supported      County Supervisor Frank Bigelow, and Ag One
the event as a Harvest Sponsor     Executive Director Alcidia Freitas Gomes
included: J.G. Boswell             (standing).
Company, Clifford E. Bressler
& Associates, Britz Fertilizers,
Inc., Chicago Title Company,
Dalena/Benik & Associates
Insurance Services, Pacific Gas
and Electric Company, Pearson
Realty, Prudential Ag
Investments/Capital Ag
Property Services, Rain & Hail
Insurance, RCO Ag Credit,
Inc., Ron Silva Realty, Inc.,      Also attending were from left, Ag One Secretary      Assembly member Nicole Parra, Caruthers
State Compensation Insurance       Linda Glassman and her husband, Bob                  farmer-processor Tony Campos and Assembly
Fund, Union Bank of                Glassman, John Harris, Dean Charles Boyer,           member Parra’s local representative Debbie
California, Wawona Frozen          and Carol and Bill Chandler.                         Williams pose for a “Kodak moment.”
Foods, Wells Fargo Bank, and
Western Farm Service, Inc.         tasting, Fresno State ice cream,   LLP, Westside Finance LLC,
   The annual event provides       a raffle and door prizes plus a    and Campos Brothers Farms.
an opportunity to enjoy an         live and silent auction.              This year’s winner was 2004
evening of tasting Fresno State        In addition, the winner was    alumnus Jason Sanders.
wine and sampling cheese           selected for the Ag One               The Ag Boosters Barbecue
produced by valley dairy           “Fantasy Vacation” raffle,         raised more than $29,000 for
processors, eating dinner under    which offers a choice of           the Ag One Foundation, and
the stars and bidding on           destinations to Costa Rica,        the Fantasy Vacation provided
exciting auction items. The        Greece, or China. Sponsors of      an additional $7,000 in            Ag One President Tim Vaux
event featured CWA’s County        the vacation drawing were          donations.                         welcomed the crowd to the
Store, Fresno State sausage        Baker, Peterson & Franklin,                                           annual barbecue.

From the Dean
Continued from page 2              The individuals and families       with the possibilities for the     our students, faculty and staff
                                   engaged in our diverse             coming year. We are in the         can realize their goals, dreams
graciously hosted and intro-       agriculture and food systems       early stages of the university’s   and be nurtured to continue to
duced to wonderful Bulldog         industries in the valley are a     Comprehensive Campaign             develop. I am enthusiastic
supporters as great examples       close-knit community in a          which will provide important       about the opportunity to work
of the support we receive.         rapidly growing metropolitan       fiscal support for our             with you to create an exciting
Everywhere I am greeted by         area. It amazes me how             programs. However, more            future. On a personal note, I
loyal supporters – what a          interconnected we are in this      importantly the campaign will      look forward to continuing to
tribute to the Bulldog family.     community. Your commitment         provide the catalyst for us to     become an integral part of and
    Community. What a              to CAST and so many other          engage with our partners as we     serving this amazing
wonderful community; Fresno        important parts of our             chart the future for the college   community.
has so much to offer! The          community ensures our future.      and move toward our                   I wish you and yours the
diversity of the campus, city      It is a pleasure for the college   Centennial Year in 2011.           happiest of holidays and may
and valley provide a vibrant       to partner with and serve you.         I look forward to creating     your New Year be filled with
community in which to live.            The Future. I am thrilled      an environment in which all        joy and success.

         Page 4      WINTER 2006-2007        Ag One Foundation and College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Fresno-Madera Wine                                            Common Threads Award
Tasting draws big crowd                                       luncheon set for April 13
   As the popularity of        covered raisins and almonds        Five special women from        agriculture, and to have shown
Fresno State wines grow, so    were on-hand for               the central San Joaquin Valley     outstanding involvement of
does the annual Fresno-        participants’ enjoyment.       will be honored on Friday,         time, talent and treasure in
Madera Alumni and Friends                                     April 13 as the 2007 recipients    agriculture and their
Wine Tasting held in late-                                    of the 11th Annual Common          communities.
October at the Campus                                         Threads Awards, honoring               The Common Threads
winery.                                                       women in agriculture for their     Committee members are: Kim
   Close to 200 people were                                   community service and              Rogina, Merced, co-chair and
on-hand to sample and buy                                     philanthropy. Receiving the        Karri Hammerstrom,
some of Fresno State’s                                        2007 Common Threads honors         Kingsburg, co-chair; Amy
award-winning table and                                       are Louise Draxler, of Kings       Bartell, Fresno; Ann Bridges,
dessert wines. The World                                      County; Sandra Gist-Langiano,      Sanger; Carol Chandler, Selma;
Cooperage Barrel Room                                         of Tulare County; Linda            Amy Christensen, Sacramento;
served as the venue to                                        Hansen, of Fresno County;          Jackie Giacomazzi, Hanford;
showcase the Solare dessert                                   Sharon Thornton, of Merced         Alcidia Freitas Gomes, Fresno;
                               Dr. Robert Wample, chair of
wine made in the ice wine                                     County; and Lonna Torrico, of      Liz Hudson, Sanger; Debbie
                               the Viticulture and Enology
style first produced in                                       Fresno County.                     Jacobsen, Easton; Shirley
                               Department, welcomed the
Germany in 1794.               crowd and discussed the            The awards are presented in    Kirkpatrick, Exeter; Barbara
   Featured wines included     new additions and changes      partnership with the Ag One        Matheron, Hilmar; Christy
a 2005 Pinot Gris, 2005        in the University’s winery.    Foundation, Fresno State’s         Melvold, Fresno; Nancy
Viognier, 2004 California      Fresno State students pro-     College of Agricultural            Pitigliano, Tipton; Rod Stark,
Rose, 2005 Barbera, 2004,      duce award-winning wines,      Sciences and Technology and        Fresno; Betty Young, Merced
Syrah, and 2003 Solare. In     while at the same time         the California Agricultural        and Sarah Clark Woolf,
addition, Fresno State-        receive a hands-on practical   Leadership Foundation.             Fresno.
produced olive oil, sausage,   education about the art and        The Common Threads                 Net proceeds raised from
table grapes and chocolate     science of wine-making.        Award recognizes women who         the luncheon go to the
                                                              have made a remarkable and         Agricultural Leadership
                                                              visible contribution to the        Foundation, Ag One and
                                                              enhancement of their               charities of the honorees’
                                                              communities. The award             choice. Invitations will be
                                                              criteria requires the recipients   mailed in February. Contact the
                                                              to live in one of the five         Ag One office at (559) 278-
                                                              counties listed above, to have     4266 for details.
                                                              past or present roots in

                                                              Ruiz to be Honored
                                                              Continued from page 1              status of Ruiz 4 Kids – an
                                                                                                 organization comprised of
Ag One Board Member Rod Stark pours a glass of Fresno         for young Hispanics and help
                                                                                                 Team Members from Ruiz
State wine at the Oct. 27 wine tasting.                       them realize that with an
                                                                                                 Foods who recognize a need to
                                                              education and a commitment
                                                                                                 help area children. Through
                                                              to hard work they, too, can live
                                                                                                 two annual fundraising events,
                                                              the ‘American Dream.’”
                                                                                                 Ruiz 4 Kids distributes
                                                                 With this commitment in
                                                                                                 scholarships and supports
                                                              mind, Ruiz Foods not only
                                                                                                 children-related programs
                                                              offers an excellent employment
                                                                                                 within local communities –
                                                              package but also offers a
                                                                                                 distributing more than $1
                                                              tuition reimbursement
                                                                                                 million to children in need.
                                                              program, extensive new-hire
                                                                                                    Proceeds from the event
                                                              orientation, health screenings,
                                                                                                 will be used to establish the Ag
                                                              homeownership education
                                                                                                 One - Fred R. Ruiz
                                                              classes, vocational English or
                                                                                                 Endowment. Sponsorship
                                                              Spanish, basic math classes
Ag One supporters, from left, Fred and Maxine Machado                                            opportunities are available at
                                                              and a variety of training
and Ag One Board member Paul Rollin visit at the wine                                            various levels. Contact the Ag
tasting while enjoying Fresno State wine.                                                        One office at (559) 278-4266
                                                                 Likewise, Ruiz assisted in
                                                                                                 for details.
                                                              establishing the non-profit

      Ag One Foundation and College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology             WINTER 2006-2007       Page 5
California State University, Fresno                                                                                          Non-Profit Org.
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Fresno, CA 93740-8009


Renew your Ag One                                                         Enclosed is my Ag One membership in support of the College of
                                                                          Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State.
membership today                                                          Name
   As 2007 nears, it’s time to        special levels of “thank yous,”     Mailing Address
renew your membership in the          as well. The membership levels      City                              State      Zip
Ag One Foundation. Your               are:                                Phone
support and membership                Dean’s Circle: $1,500               Employer
contributions have helped to          • Fresno State Farm Market
raise nearly $5 million in more       student produced products or
than 80 named endowed funds,          gift certificate ($100 value)       Job Title
providing more than $220,000          • 2 Ag Boosters BBQ Tickets             Dean’s Circle        $1,500         Sustaining Member $100
in scholarships that will be          • 2 Fantasy Vacation Tickets            Foundation Circle $1,000            Associate Member    $50
awarded during the 2006-07                                                    Partners Circle       $500          Student Member      $15
                                      • Ag One Bookmark                       Builders Circle       $250
academic year.                        • Ag One Logo Gift                  Please inquire if your company has a matching gift program,
   Your membership and                Foundation Circle: $1,000           this could double your gift to Ag One!
financial support throughout          • Fresno State Farm Market          Return to:
the year at Ag One events and         student-produced products or            Ag One Foundation
                                                                              College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
through gift-giving, has helped       gift certificate ($50 value)            California State University, Fresno
Ag One establish endowments           • 2 Ag Boosters BBQ Tickets             2910 E. Barstow Avenue, M/S OF115
and raise funds to support            • 2 Fantasy Vacation Tickets            Fresno, CA 93740-8009
deserving students. Your              • Ag One Bookmark
support is critical to Ag One’s       • Ag One Logo Gift                Builders Circle $250                Associate Member: $50
continued success.                    Partners Circle: $500             • Ag One Bookmark                   • Ag One Logo Gift
   The various membership             • 2 Ag Boosters BBQ Tickets       • Ag One Logo Gift                  Student Member $15
levels make it easy to become         • 2 Fantasy Vacation Tickets      Sustaining Member: $100             • Ag One Logo Gift
involved in Ag One. Each              • Ag One Bookmark                 • Ag One Bookmark
membership level provides             • Ag One Logo Gift                • Ag One Logo Gift

From the President
Continued from page 2                 wonderful supporters.             staff along with various               I look forward to the spring
                                          The Ag One staff works        committee members and               activities and getting together
support and also to celebrate         tirelessly to make all of the     volunteers to achieve each          with all of you along the way.
our successes. We are                 activities happen, seemingly      success. My job as Board            Please continue supporting Ag
approaching the $5 million            without a hitch. However, we      President is made easy because      One and check the website for
dollar level for our Ag One           all know that a lot of behind     others are so willing to pitch in   updates at www.agone
endowment thanks to so many           the scenes work goes on by the    and help when needed.      Thank you!

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