Fresno State Alumni and Friends to Gather at Concannon Vineyard for Collaborative Event Oct. 4

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and Craig School of Business at Fresno State are welcoming alumni and friends in the Livermore area to a gathering hosted at Concannon Vineyard on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Guests will enjoy wine tasting with Concannon wine maker James Foster, a Fresno State alumnus, as well as Jordan College enology students who will be pouring Fresno State’s award-winning wine. Hors d’ oeuvres will feature Fresno State farm products.

Jordan College Dean Dr. Charles Boyer and Craig School Dean Dr. Bob Harper will share updates on their respective colleges. Following the program, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the winery, with advance registration.

“Dean Boyer and I have a strong interest in fostering alumni relations in and around the Bay area,” Harper states. “We know there are many alumni in the area with fond memories of their time spent at Fresno State and strongly believe that their education prepared them well for professional careers. There is a strong synergy between agriculture and business, and the Craig School of Business is proud to partner with the Jordan College to sponsor this event.”

As a collaborative effort to engage alumni and friends outside of the Fresno area, this event was proposed by members of The Wine Group (TWG), the worlds third-largest wine producer by volume, which supports both the Jordan College and the Craig School. An independent, management-owned company, headquartered in Livermore, TWG’s portolio includes such leading brands as Cupcake, Franzia, flipflop and Almaden.

Dave Johnson, Executive Vice President of Finance with The Wine Group and member of the Craig School’s Business Advisory Council, proposed the idea at Concannon Vineyard, which is one of The Wine Group’s locations.

Concannon Vineyard is celebrating its 130th year of wine making at their beautiful estate located at 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore 94550. Cost to attend is $35 per person, $40 per person after Sept. 27. Advance purchase and tour sign-up required.

For more information, visit or contact Ag One/Jordan College at 559.278.4266 or by email at

Established in 1979, the Ag One Foundation benefits, promotes and supports the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. It has raised more than $16 million in endowed funds, with more than 3,350 students receiving more than $2.4 million in scholarships and grants.