8th Ag Summer Bridge Program begins July 27

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8th Ag Summer Bridge Program begins July 27

The 8h annual Ag Summer Bridge program will begin on Sunday, July 27, at California State University, Fresno and conclude on Friday, Aug. 8.

Two dozen Fresno City College students will participate in the two week program entitled “Bridging the GAP – (Gateway to Agriculture Professions).”

The program is specifically designed to provide underrepresented students with an opportunity to learn more about agriculture while experiencing some of the college life at Fresno State.

The project is comprehensive field trip experience in agricultural science for students, said Lonna Torrico, program director.

“Beyond learning about agricultural careers, the students will network with Fresno State educators and Central Valley agricultural leaders, participate in leadership activities and visit agricultural businesses,” Torrico said.

Some of the visitations are to Lyons-Magnus, Campos Brothers Farms, Sun West Fruit Company and Booth Ranches in Orange Cove.

Funded through a United States Department of Agriculture – Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, the program is operated by the Central Valley Ag Literacy through the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Tthe students also will participate in agricultural enrichment activities, advisement in academics and transfer procedures and agricultural career exploration.

For more information, contact Torrico at 559.278.4559 or