"As educators, we are anxious to serve and support in any way we can," said Bill Erysian, coordinator of international projects for Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
have a feeling that this project may just be the beginning."
Professors from California State University campuses in Chico, San Luis Obispo, Pomona and Humboldt also participated in the program.
said the Marines
from the 3rd Civil Affairs Group
stationed at Camp Pendleton chose Fresno State because it's in a region that grows some of the same crops as Afghanistan, including wheat, raisins, almonds and pomegranates.
are expected to continue turning to the professors from Fresno State and the other California State University campuses for their expertise when they are overseas.
They will keep in touch by e-mail and video conferencing, Erysian