Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex

Rendering of Ag-IT Complex
Rendering of the proposed Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex.

Building our Flagship Agricultural Programs

Merced College's proposed Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex will consist of 20,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space for programs in agribusiness, industrial technology, horticulture, HVAC, crop science and animal science. The added classrooms and labs will increase enrollment capacity by 2,248 weekly student contact hours, helping to keep pace with the 12-percent enrollment bump that the Chancellor’s Office predicts from 2016-2022.

Raj Kaholon's $5-million donation is meant to support the agricultural programs at Merced College and the future 20,000-square foot Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex. This donation is the largest gift in Merced College history.  The partnership agreement between Kahlon and the Merced College Foundation will include developing approximately 100-acres of pistachios, which will generate additional funds for the College as well as provide an agricultural land lab for students to learn production and harvesting practices.

Become a Ground-level Sponsor

Become a ground-level sponsor in the construction of our new Agriculture Complex. Learn more about a ground-level sponsor packages.  

Groundbreaker $10,000: 

  • Engraved shovel to be used at new Agriculture Complex groundbreaking ceremony (date TBD in 2020)
  • Name listed on commemorative plaque inside new Ag Complex
  • Premier seating for 8 at groundbreaking ceremony
  • Invitation for 8 to VIP reception following groundbreaking
  • One time scholarship in your name to support Ag students in Fall of 2019
  • Table for 8 with full page program ad and name/logo on screen during State of the College luncheon event

Cultivator $5,000: 

  • Premier seating for 4 at new Agriculture Complex groundbreaking ceremony (date TBD in 2020)
  • Invitation for 4 to VIP reception following groundbreaking
  • Table for 8 with half page program ad and name/logo on screen during State of the College luncheon event

Grower $2,500: 

  • Premier seating for 2 at new Agriculture Complex groundbreaking ceremony (date TBD in 2020)
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP reception following groundbreaking
  • Table for 8 with quarter page program ad and name/log on screen during State of the College luncheon event

To purchase a ground-level sponsor package, call (209) 384-6176 or email stacey.sherrill@mccd.edu