Panel to focus on Portuguese-American legacy of agriculture in the Valley

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Panel to focus on Portuguese-American legacy of agriculture in the Valley

In celebration of Portuguese Immigrant Week, the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute will hold a “Portuguese-Americans in Valley Agriculture: Family, Heritage, Community and Commitment” lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the lecture hall of the Agricultural Science building (Room 109).

The lecture will feature a panel dedicated to agriculture and the Portuguese-American legacy in the Valley including Fred Fagundes, owner and partner of Fagundes Farms and Dairies; Richard Machado, president of Agrian; Antonio Nunes, dairyman; Kristine Nunes, underwriter, Zenith Insurance Company; and Maria Silveira, vice president of labor relations at Foster Farms.

The public is invited to attend free of charge. Parking is $4 in lot P15 or P16. INFO: For more information, please email Diniz Borges, director of the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute, at dborges@mail.fresnostate.edu.