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

Bill Ahlem, Ahlem Farms Jim Anderson, Merced College
John Mendes, Modesto Junior College Ed Perry, UC Extension Stanislaus County
John Herlihy, Yosemite Farm Credit ACA Les Crutcher, Yosemite Farm Credit
Michael Frantz, Frantz Nursery Margo Souza, Circle H Dairy Ranch
Steve Gemperle, Gemperle Enterprises Bill Mattos, California Poultry Federation
John Scheuber, Veterinary Servises Inc. Mark Anglin, Modesto Junior College
Howard Lewis, Cosumnes River College Jim Booth, Century 21
Bill Hoobler, American AgCredit Glenn Anderson, Anderson Organic Almonds