About Giving

There are 2 ways to financially support us.  Central Valley Rodeo is a nonprofit that was established to ensure the continuation of strong leadership, safe practice facilities, and a steady supply of stock. Ag One Foundation provides a way to donate through California State University, Fresno.

Ag One

In 1979, several faculty, alumni and friends of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology had a million-dollar idea -- to start a foundation that would benefit, promote and support the college and its programs. The supporters set out to raise $1 million in endowed scholarships. Today, the Ag One Foundation has raised more than $19.5 million in endowed funds.

Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 4,400 students with more than $6.2 million in scholarships and program support. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Ag One will provide more than $700,000 to deserving students and programs.

Ag One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).  Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Our tax ID number is 94-2685442.

If you would like to support our endowment or find out more about Ag One, click on the links below. 

Central Valley Rodeo

Although currently directed by Art Parham, Eddie Arkelian started this nonprofit to ensure that the Fresno State rodeo team would have a steady stream of income to fund the coach's position.  Since then, it has grown into an organization of motivated people who truly want to see our program succeed.  Whenever we need to upgrade equipment, fund a student's trip to the College Finals, or replenish practice cattle, we call Central Valley Rodeo.  We are grateful for their support, and we strongly encourage you to get involved.