Media Advisory: Agriculturists and Educators Meet to Discuss the California State University’s Essential Role in the State’s Agricultural Industry

When: February 4, 2005, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Center
2360 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno

8:15 a.m. Charles B. Reed, Chancellor, California State University system
9:15 a.m. John Welty, President, California State University, Fresno
9:30 a.m. Bill Pauli, President California Farm Bureau Federation
10:15 a.m. Warren Baker, President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Panelists: (10:45 a.m.)
Tonya Antle, Tanimura & Antle, Inc., member of the USDA Advisory Board
Chuck Ahelm, Undersecretary, California Department of Food &Agriculture
Mark Burrell, Managing Partner, The West Mark Group
Mary Wagner, Chief Technology Officer of E.& J. Gallo Winery
George Soares, Managing Partner of Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP

Visuals: Colorful and tasty displays of products and projects created by CSU students and faculty
Tour of the Fresno State Viticulture Center

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 82,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See

Contact: Shirley Armbruster, (559) 278-5292, or Clara Potes-Fellow, (562) 951-4800,

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Last Updated: January 28, 2005

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