Valley’s Gold Season 3 Premieres September 9 on ValleyPBS

Taylor HillmanGeneral

Fresno County Farm Bureau and ValleyPBS are pleased to announce the premiere of the third season of Valley’s Gold, a weekly series that presents a behind-the-scenes look at the economic engine that drives the region, agriculture.

The show airs Wednesday, September 9, at 7 pm, on ValleyPBS. The program will re-broadcast on Saturday at 6:30 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am. Thirteen all-new episodes will be aired in consecutive weeks.

This season’s topics include horses, artichokes, aquaculture, irrigation technologies and more. Viewers will learn about and experience a close-up look at every aspect of the journey crops and commodities take from field to fork across the San Joaquin Valley, and beyond.

Each show is comprised of several segments that demonstrate how crops are planted, tended, harvested and processed. Many episodes include a cooking or consumer segment that utilizes the featured crop.

Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen is the host of the show. DuringValley’s Gold, Jacobsen speaks with growers about their family histories and helps share insight into the various techniques, practices and advancements used in California farming and agriculture.

“California farmers and ranchers are amazing,” said Jacobsen.  “Valley’s Goldhelps consumers understand how crops are produced and processed by providing a behind-the-scenes look at the industry.  Viewers will gain knowledge of how important the agricultural industry is and the role it plays in their diet.”

ValleyPBS President and CEO, Phil Meyer, is excited about the program’s continued focus on an industry that is so vital to the region. “Public television is the only place where a local show like Valley’s Gold can find a home. We are proud to partner with the Fresno County Farm Bureau to bring agricultural issues into people’s homes and area classrooms,” said Meyer.

In conjunction with the Valley’s Gold series, free curriculum will also be provided for educators through the Valley’s Gold, Education through Agriculture project. Access materials at

Valley’s Gold is made possible by the generous contributions of the Gar and Esther Tootelian Charitable Trust, the Meyers Water Bank and Wildlife Project and BRANDT.  See more, including past episodes, on the Valley’s Gold webpage