The program is very fortunate to have many industries 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 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 fundraising.

Agriculture Partners

  • American AgCredit
  • Friends of the Stanislaus Fair
  • Yosemite Farm Credit

Agriculture Advisory Committee Members

First Name Last Name Company
Oluwarotimi Odeh Director, Stan State Agriculture
Isabella Cardenas Student, Ag Ambassador President
Don Borges Modesto Junior College
Edward Erickson Professor
Michael Frantz Frantz Nursery
Kendall Green Patterson High School
Peggy Hauselt Professor
Martin Hildebrandt Gardner Specialist
Kelvin Jasek-Rysdahl Professor and Department Chair Economics, Agriculture & Social Sciences
Ken Johnson Yosemite Farm Credit
Susan Jordan Department Coordinator
Audrey Lopes-Dermond American Ag Credit
Jarrod Martin USDA NRCS
Bill Mattos California Poultry Federation
Alison McNally Professor
Milton O'Hare Stanislaus County Ag Commissioner
Wendy Olmstead Professor
Ed Perry UC Extension Stanislaus County
Stephanie Rocha American AgCredit
John Scheuber Veterinary Services Inc.
Kenneth Schoenly Professor
Rebekah Shrader Professor
Margo Sousa Circle H Dairy Ranch
James Tuedio Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Stuart Wooley Professor
Costanza Zavalloni Professor

Updated: July 05, 2023