Fresno State’s Agricultural Development for Afghanistan Pre-Deployment Training (ADAPT) program was chronicled in the New York Times Coordinating ADAPT is Dr. Bill Erysian, coordinator of grants and international projects for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The program trains U.S. government and military personnel who will teach Afghanistan’s people sustainable agricultural practices that will lead to economic security after American troops are withdrawn. CONTACT: Erysian at or 559.278.5115.