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September 2016

ANR develops innovation incubation strategy

Fred Mendez (center), of Union Bank, was among the 40 people who met on Aug. 30 to develop a comprehensive strategy to nurture new technologies and innovative businesses for agriculture and natural resources.

“If UC ANR isn't an incubator, I don't know what is. Furthermore, I would argue that the partnership of our land-grant university system with Cooperative Extension is the original and most productive incubator that the world has ever seen,”...

Names in the News

Konrad Mathesius

Mathesius named UCCE agronomy advisor in Capitol Corridor Konrad Mathesius (pronounced “Muh-tay-zee-us”) is the new UCCE agronomy advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties. Mathesius, who joined ANR on June 27, will be working with...

UC ANR introduces Zoom for online conferencing


UC ANR is ready to roll out Zoom conferencing to all UC ANR staff and academics, announced Gabe Youtsey, chief information officer. “Zoom is the easiest to use high-quality video, phone and web conferencing service on the market,” said...

UC Food Observer launches newsletter

UC Food Observer logo

Now it's easier to keep up with the latest food and agriculture news from UC Food Observer. Just sign up for updates delivered to your email inbox twice each month. It's a convenient and fast way to keep informed on must-read news about...

UC ANR takes part in its first CUCSA meeting

UC ANR vice president Glenda Humiston addresses CUSCA delegates from around the state.

At its September meeting, the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) voted unanimously to admit delegates from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Now for the first time, UC ANR staff have representation in the statewide organization. CUCSA delegates...

Comments sought on faculty conduct policy

The University invites comments on Proposed Revised Academic Personnel Manual Sections: ·         015, The Faculty Code of Conduct, ·         016, University...

Proposals sought for extension risk-management education competitive grants

Funding for projects that help farm and ranch families succeed through targeted risk-management strategies is available through the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center). The maximum amount of requested funding shall not...

Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension position recruitment underway

ANR Human Resources has begun recruitment for the Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension position. The position description is posted at Chris Greer, who has served as vice provost of Cooperative Extension...

Tools available to center the distracted brain

You're working on an important task to complete by day's end, then: A reminder email pops up requesting you respond to a scheduling inquiry. As you look at your calendar to respond to the email, a co-worker walks by and asks, "Aren't you joining us...

Comments sought on proposed international activities policy

UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed International Activities Policy.  The policy is new and supersedes the 2005 Guidelines for the Establishment of Foreign Affiliate Organizations and Foreign Operations. The International...

New disability insurance options for 2017 offer greater financial peace of mind

Time away from work for a pregnancy, illness or unexpected injury could mean months without a paycheck. While UC's basic employer-paid disability insurance offers some protection – a benefit capped at $800 per month for six months – it...

In memoriam: Les Ehler

Les Ehler

Lester Ervin “Les” Ehler, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, died Friday, Sept. 2. He was 70. "Dr. Ehler had a remarkable career at UC Davis,” said Steve Nadler, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

In memoriam: Charles Lawrence

Charlie Lawrence

Charles Lawrence, dairy advisor emeritus Humboldt County, was killed in a vehicle accident on Sept. 17. He was 82. The Sonoma County native served as a U.S. Army sergeant from 1953 through 1955, then earned his B.S. and M.S. in animal husbandry from UC...


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