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For generations, America has looked to our San Joaquin Valley for leadership in agriculture. With the ag industry amidst revolutionary change, where are the highly-skilled workers and visionary leaders who can confidently drive the industry into the future?

With your help, there's an excellent chance those future ag ambassadors will grow from our own backyard.

Here's the future they'll be preparing for:

"The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know..." (ed.gov)

A report issued in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that skilled agriculture-related jobs, requiring specific training and secondary education, will number almost 58,000 be responsible for developing solutions to feed more than 9 billion people by 2050. Therefore, the future will require significant ag and stem innovation to impact the global demand.

These findings underscore the urgent and immediate need of an innovative ag education and the Fairmont Ag Complex.

58,000 skilled agriculture-related jobs needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050

With its integrated Ag-STEM curriculum and unique layout consisting of an outdoor farm and an indoor Learning Lab, the Fairmont Ag Complex will provide the future workforce with a bridge to success in the global economy. The Fairmont program will provide students with far more than academic instruction, giving them a real working environment in which they will learn to use state-of-the-art technologies such as graphing and analysis software, digital microscopes and 3D printers to design, construct, manage and maintain their farm.

Not every Fairmont graduate will grow up to have a career in agriculture. However, every graduate will see life through the lens of agriculture, having gained a real appreciation of agriculture’s role in the broader world. Generations of true agriculturalists will be inspired at Fairmont, and those schools who follow our lead, thanks to your support.

Hear from our team and community leaders.

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Creating future ag leaders.
Austin Herzog
Real Estate Developer
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Teaching and learning through an ag lens.
Charlene Griesner
Engineering Teacher, Fairmont Elementary School
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An education model for the entire State.
Christine Torosian-Klistoff
Ag Science teacher, Fairmont Elementary School
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The value of developing early interest in a career path.
David Zoldoske
Former Director, Center for Irrigation Technology, California State University, Fresno
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The platform our kids need to lead in the future.
Jared Savage
Principal, Fairmont Elementary School
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Giving kids opportunities to look forward to.
Mark Thompson
2nd. Vice President, Fresno County Farm Bureau
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We're going to be trailblazers.
Nathan Magsig
Chairman, Board of Supervisors, County of Fresno
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The changing face of agriculture.
Ryan Jacobsen
CEO, Fresno County Farm Bureau