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December 2017

Krkich named Executive Director of Development Services

Lorna Krkich

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that we will be joined by a new colleague, Lorna Krkich, who has accepted the position of UC ANR Executive Director of Development Services. She will begin the position on Dec. 29. Lorna brings a wealth of...

Names in the News

Emma Fete

Fete joins 4-H as advisor for San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties Emma Fete joined UCCE as an area 4-H youth development advisor for San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties on Dec. 4, 2017. For five years prior to joining UCCE, Fete taught and developed...

California Grown Rice Endowed Chair open for applications


Applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2018, from individuals who wish to be considered for the UC Cooperative Extension Presidential Chair for California Grown Rice. Through a funding partnership between the California Rice Research Board...

2017 UC ANR Competitive Grants Program/High Risk, High Rewards recipients announced

I am pleased to announce funding decisions for the 2017 UC ANR Competitive Grants Program/High Risk, High Rewards Program. As in past years, the number of requests received exceeds funding available. With 45 competitive grant proposals requesting over $7...

Assistant vice provosts named

Darren L. Haver

Darren Haver and Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty have accepted assistant vice provost appointments.The assistant vice provosts are 25 percent positions to oversee special projects and serve as the coordinators for the Research and Extension Council (expanded from...

PAC discusses innovation and advocacy

President Napolitano, center, jokes with PAC chair Don Bransford, left.

Kicking off the meeting by expressing sympathy for everyone affected by wildfires – including the ANR members and Master Gardener volunteers who lost their homes – UC President Janet Napolitano met with the President's Advisory Commission...

Building climate change into the work of UC ANR

Climate infograf

UC Cooperative Extension researchers convey need for more climate change communication and curriculum tools [NOTE: The Integrating Climate Change in California Cooperative Extension Programs Workshop will be held Feb. 6-7.] Reducing...

AgPlus Funders Forum aims to improve access to agricultural business financing

In a working session, AgPlus Funders Forum participants split into groups to focus on identifying opportunities for supporting economic development, supporting small business, effective intermediaries and regional finance funds.

To enhance funding for food and agriculture businesses in the Central Valley, more than 60 people involved in small business finance gathered at the AgPlus Funders Forum Dec. 12 to contribute ideas. Representatives from financial institutions,...

UC ANR Staff Assembly scholarships now available

Jerry Harris

The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Scholarship program. The UC ANR Staff Assembly has established a scholarship program that is available to all UC ANR staff employees and county-paid employees. The scholarship provides...

Intermountain REC calls for proposals


The UC Intermountain Research and Extension Center (IREC) is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research projects for project year 2018-2019. The Intermountain REC is a 140-acre research facility located at 4,000 feet elevation near the Oregon...

Learning & Development Update: My UC Career


MY UC CAREER For UC employees who have identified career exploration, growth and development opportunities as critical to their engagement and retention, a gift has arrived from UC Office of the President. A new online, self-directed career...

New parking lot opens at ANR Building

UCCE researchers will evaluate the effect of parking surfaces paved with different materials and coupled with rain garden swales on storm water runoff quality and quantity at the ANR Building on Second Street in Davis.

Construction of a new parking lot behind the ANR building in Davis is now complete. The new lot adds 92 full-size paved parking spaces and 40 parking spaces on gravel to the existing 96 spaces at 2801 Second St. The extra parking capacity will enable...

Comments sought on Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations

UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations. The policy is new and includes the following key issues: There is currently no systemwide uniformity or policy for ensuring open...

Publications warehouse is moving

Moving Warehouse

ANR is closing the warehouse in Richmond and moving its publications to Ontario so no new orders are currently being shipped. Publication sales will resume Jan. 8. For new orders and customer service, please contact: Masie ComtoisANR Communication...

Retirement: Steve Koike

Steve Koike

After 28 years of service, Steven T. Koike, UC Cooperative Extension plant pathology advisor in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, plans to retire from the University of California at the end of 2017. Koike, who joined the UCCE Monterey County office...


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