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The CA State Fair Competitions are for Everyone! Which competition is right for you?

Sacramento, Calif., (March 20, 2018) – The CA State Fair, July 13th-29th is looking for Golden State residents with hidden talents! Whether a budding artist or a seasoned baker, there is a category designed for any hobbyist or enthusiasts in the California State Fair Competitions. The competitions which are open are: Photography Student Showcase Fine Arts Crafts Canning and Baking Youth Canning and Baking Up …

Peach Blossom Festival Brings 5,000 Youth To Fresno State Campus

Fresno, Calif., (March 14, 2018) – About 5,000 children representing nearly 145 elementary schools from the San Joaquin Valley will participate in the 60th annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, in various locations on the Fresno State campus. The festival, which attracts schools from Livingston to Delano, was created to help young people gain knowledge and appreciation …

Farm Tours Teach Children About Fresh Food at the California State Fair Farm!

Sacramento, Calif., (March 14, 2018) – The California State Fair Kaiser Permanente Farm does more than grow food; it grows knowledge and enriches the lives of area youth and even peaks the students’ interest to pursue careers in California’s number one industry: Agriculture. School tours at The Farm teach K-6th graders about California fresh produce at the 3.5 acre working farm. Schools from …

High School Students Who Worked with UC Mentors Big Winners In Ag Science Fair

Davis, Calif., (March 12, 2018) – Nine Woodlake High School students took part in the UC Davis Agriscience fair research project competition, held at the campus March 2-3. Several who worked with UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center scientists took home winning ribbons. “We are very proud that we played a part in making these students winners,” said Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Lindcove director. Lindcove has been conducting …

Young California Farmers, Ranchers Earn Recognition

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2018) – Service to community and Farm Bureau earned awards for participants in the California Young Farmers and Ranchers program, and a student from Fresno State University won the national Collegiate Discussion Meet, during the annual American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R conference in Reno. California Young Farmers and Ranchers earned three national awards related to food …

Fresno County 4-H Corner

Fresno, Calif., (March 7, 2018) – Have you ever wondered who owns the animals at the Big Fresno Fair or who exhibits items in the different buildings? Chances are, those exhibitors are 4-H members. 4-H is a hands-on youth development organization whose motto is “to make the best better.” Our club, Blossom Trail, is an excellent example of this motto, …

UC Davis Leads World in Veterinary Science, Second in Agriculture

Davis, Calif., (March 6, 2018) – The University of California, Davis, continues to be ranked first in the world in veterinary science and second in agriculture and forestry, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject released today (Feb. 28). Among 48 disciplines, UC Davis ranked in the top 50 in seven. In addition to veterinary science and …

Fresno State Student Wins 2018 Collegiate Discussion Meet

Fresno, Calif., (February 27, 2018) – This past weekend, American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers held their 2018 Leadership Conference in Reno, NV. Among the many activities hosted was the Collegiate Discussion Meet, held annually at the conference. Representing California in the competition was Tim Traux of Fresno State, who was able to hold off competitors in the …

Recent Fresno State Alumni Creates Meat Science Scholarship Endowment

Fresno, Calif., (February 23, 2018) – Six recent Fresno State graduates have started the Ag One Meat Science Laboratory Scholarship Endowment to support students who work in the unit and produce an array of popular meat products sold at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. The former meats lab student employees graduated in 2013 or later and pledged a combined $25,000 to …

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