Assembly Member Jim Patterson honored three Fresno State plant science students Thursday at the Center for Irrigation Technology on campus.
Graduate student Rama Paudel and seniors Julie Pedraza and Mala To were named Agriculture Science Students of the Year.
Nepal-native Paudel has won numerous national awards, including the Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Scholarship.
Pedraza, from Modesto, is a student lab technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station in Parlier.
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To, of Cambodia, will receive the American Society of Agronomy’s National Student Recognition Award and has interned with Bayer CropScience.