A special Retirement Celebration was held yesterday to honor Dr. Sandra Witte, Dean emerita of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (JCAST) at Fresno State. University President Joseph Castro spoke of Dr. Witte’s accomplishments at the University and her contributions to JCAST. Assemblyman Jim Patterson issued a proclamation from the valley delegation recognizing Dr. Witte for her contributions to Fresno State and Valley Agriculture. The Association’s President/CEO Roger A. Isom thanked Dr. Witte for her service to the University and for reaching out to Valley Agriculture. Isom highlighted the $1 million nut processing line being installed at Fresno State, the new tree nut processing course at Fresno State, and the ongoing groundbreaking cotton research at Fresno State as signs that Dr. Witte’s goals to improve the University’s agriculture department and its relationship with Valley agriculture are well on their way to being realized. The Association would like to thank and recognize Dr. Witte for her efforts and for making JCAST at Fresno State the destination for students of agriculture in this valley and beyond!