The Agricultural Literacy Project at California State University, Fresno will display once again at the 2006 Eighth Annual Food and Agricultural Science and Education Exhibition on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in conjunction with Porterville College.

The display is entitled “Community College Outreach and Recruitment Project (C-COR) -¬¨Guiding Students Into A World of Ag Career Opportunities” with a theme of “Educating Youth about Global Agricultural Opportunities.”

Two Fresno State students from Porterville, Andrew Kisling and Yuliana Nevarez, and Lonna Torrico, director of the Central Valley Ag Literacy Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State, are making the trip with a high school and community college professor from Porterville: Cynthia Garcia Brown, head counselor at Granite Hills High School, and Craig Britton, assistant professor from Porterville College.

They have all been involved in the USDA HSI C-COR grant between Fresno State and Porterville College.

Both Fresno State students are graduates of Granite Hills High School. Kisling is a political science major and Nevarez is a business administration/management major.

The exhibit, which will be in the cafeteria (B-357) of the Rayburn House Office Building, is hosted by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and W. K. Kellogg.

The Central Valley contingent also will attend a reception on Capitol Hill.

The main objective of the Agricultural Literacy Project, a USDA Hispanic-Serving Institution program, is to educate children (K-12) through “specialized curriculums” developed by teachers and educational administrators about the social and economic factors related to agriculture that impact the U.S., California and the students themselves.

For more information, contact Torrico at 559.278.4559 or Torrico in Washington DC until Wednesday at (202) 337-6620.