Algerian delegation visits Fresno State farm

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Algerian delegation visits Fresno State farm

A trade mission of 30-40 people from Algeria will tour the California State University, Fresno agricultural laboratory (campus farm) 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, as part of a trade mission to the United States.

Dr. Ganesan Srinivasan, director of University Agricultural Operations, will guide the group in observing how Fresno State students get hands-on experience in dairy processing, the award-wining Fresno State winery and the Gibson Farm Market.

The emphasis is on how working on the farm illuminates academic preparation through the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and prepares graduates to be career-ready.The university is home to 23 student-operated enterprises on the farm.

Twice a year the US-Algeria Business Council organizes trade missions focused on increasing American agricultural exports to Algeria.

Elisabeth Lord Stuart, operations director for the Arlington, Va.-based council, and Mark Miller, manager of the Food Processing & Ag Industry Cluster of the central San Joaquin Valley’s Regional Jobs Initiative.

For more information, visit the mission website

(Copy by University Communications news intern Sadie Thomas)