State Video Seeks Public Votes for World Ag Expo Award
State student-produced video touting
the university’s role in agriculture
education is among 10 global finalists
for the World Ag Expo 2014
Now the students seek public support to be chosen as the
Students Michael Price and Connor
learned this week that their five-minute submission, “Fresno State Trains Students to
Feed Tomorrow's World”
that involved Fresno State
agriculture, business and art students, made it to
the final round for a chance
at the $3,000 cash prize.
The contest winner is determined by the number of
public votes, and supporters
can vote once daily until Jan 27. The winner will
be announced on Jan. 31, two
weeks prior to the annual expo in Tulare,
Feb.11-13, where the top video will
be played and recognized.
To promote the expo’s 2014 theme,
Tomorrow's World,” entrants were asked to find creative ways to tell
story of agriculture. Anyone 30 years of age or younger was eligible
"Farmers and ranchers are dedicated to
us with a safe and consistent supply of food and fiber. We want the
help to tell their stories," said Jerry Sinift, chief executive
of the International Agri-Center.
Fresno State production incorporated students
from the Plant Science Department
in the Jordan College of Agricultural
Sciences and Technology, Lyle’s Center for
Innovation and Entrepreneurship and
the College of Arts and Humanities.
is a mass communication and
major from Fresno and a current Hatchery student with his own private
Price Right Productions.
While in high school,
Price was the winner of the 2010 Contest hosted through
They said they made the Ag Expo video to show how
Fresno State leads the Central Valley in producing educated workers in the
students are the future leaders of the
agriculture industry in America, the world's
breadbasket,” Alstrom said.
programs and students at Fresno State is the best way to advance
we are able to feed tomorrow's world.”
said wining this contest would not only
bring exposure to their own ventures but
also “to the students of Fresno State
and the advancements that they will bring
to the future of agriculture.”
Eric Liguori, Lyles Center
assistant director, said the project
represents the collaboration
between faculty and students in several of
Fresno State's colleges.
“Not only does it demonstrate the exceptional
level present in our student entrepreneurs, but also the outstanding
our agricultural department,” he said.
Others involved in the video
included Dr. Bruce Roberts, professor
of Plant Science, Elizabeth Mosqueda, president
of Plant Science Club,
and fellow plant science
majors Zac Borges, Jeremy Mora and Luis Toledo.
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