The program is very fortunate to have many industry and community supporters who provide program resources and guidance. The Agriculture Partners are a group of dedicated Industry Leaders who were instrumental in developing the concept and providing initial funding to get the program started through The Roland Starn Endowment for Agriculture Studies and the Roland Starn Endowed Chair. They continue to support the program both financially and through individual involvement. A Subcommittee of the Ag Partners was formed in 2004 to provide curriculum and program guidance through advisory meetings and involvement as well as assist with fund raising.

Agriculture Partners


Agriculture Advisory Committee Members

Bill Ahlem, Ahlem Farms

John Mendes, Modesto Junior College

John Herlihy, Yosemite Farm Credit ACA

Michael Frantz, Frantz Nursery

Steve Gemperle, Gemperle Enterprises

John Scheuber, Veterinary Servises Inc.

Howard Lewis, Cosumnes River College

Bill Hoobler, American AgCredit

Jim Anderson, Merced College

Ed Perry, UC Extension Stanislaus County

Les Crutcher, Yosemite Farm Credit

Margo Souza, Circle H Dairy Ranch

Bill Mattos, California Poultry Federation

Mark Anglin, Modesto Junior College

Jim Booth, Century 21

Glenn Anderson, Anderson Organic Almonds