Cutting edge technology in agriculture — “precision farming” utilizing a global positioning system — will make its debut on the Fresno State campus next week when BeeLine Technologies will operate a satellite-driven tractor for students and the news media. An automated steering system linked to satellites circling the globe allows a tractor to guide itself with precision accuracy.

The demonstrations will occur Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 18 and 19, throughout the day but students will be permitted to participate in ride-alongs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. both days. Reporters and photographers will also be permitted to participate in the ride-alongs. More details to follow.

Former Softball Standout Amanda Scott Receives NCAA Top VIII Award

FRESNO, Calif. – Receiving one of the most coveted and prestigious awards handed out yearly by the NCAA, former Bulldog softball standout Amanda Scott is the university’s first and the second-ever NCAA Division 1 softball player to be selected as a NCAA Top VIII Award winner, as announced by the NCAA this morning. See the story at

Chicano Youth Conference Is Jan. 13

The 28th Annual Chicano Youth Conference will be held on Jan. 13, 2001 at California State University, Fresno with the theme: “Coming Together Through ‘Cultura And Resistencia’ Sparks Issues That Affect The Community.” With participants from the Santa Barbara to Monterrey counties, Fresno State’s Chicano Youth Conference has grown to be the second largest conference in the state, report organizers. Sponsored by “El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán” (MECHA) and University Outreach Services. The event is free and all youth are invited to attend by contacting their high school MEChA adviser or Latino club advisor. 278-2048.