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January 2016

2016 call for Cooperative Extension positions released

Glenda Humiston photo hi-res

Colleagues, Continuing our commitment to deploying Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists and advisors to address critical issues, ANR is soliciting proposals for these CE positions. The new 2016 call aims to identify positions for strengthening and...

Deadline to nominate UCCE academics for service awards is Feb. 15

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 ANR Distinguished Service Awards, which are sponsored by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Academic Assembly Council. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement by...

Names in the news

Frank Zalom selected as fellow. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Anderson, Duncan win IPM Innovator Award Kathy Anderson and Roger Duncan, UC ANR Cooperative Extension advisors in Stanislaus County, have won the Integrated Pest Management Innovator Award from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. They...

Hansen REC calls for proposals

Hansen REC

The Hansen Research and Extension Center in Ventura County is offering two distinct funding opportunities: HREC Research-Facility Projects and Thelma Hansen Fund Research & Education Grant...

Organic growers sought for survey on food safety

Alda Pires and Michele Jay-Russell, center, with food safety project partners.

Certified organic producers use animal-based soil amendments like manure and compost to improve soil fertility and quality. Currently the prevention of microbial contamination of crops has been based on waiting-period criteria of 90 to 120 days between...

Toolkit helps assess IPM impact

The Western IPM Center's IPM Adoption and Impacts Assessment Work Group, a collection of natural and social scientists from across the country, has developed online resources to help IPM researchers conduct basic impact assessments. The online resources...

Year-at-a-glance calendar available online


Need to see all 12 months of 2016 at once? UC ANR News and Information Outreach in Spanish has created a colorful one-page 2016 calendar. If you need to consult the NOS team to reach a Spanish-speaking audience, their contact information is...

Changes to UC policy regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share important changes to UC policy regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment and to offer a reminder about the resources available to the ANR community. All UC locations have been working together to update...

New retirement benefits for future UC employees

ucnet retirement benefits 2016-01

This is to update you on UC efforts to develop new retirement benefits for future UC employees as a result of last year's 2015 budget agreement between UC and state leaders. After months of discussion and analysis, the task force President Napolitano...

Employee comments sought on proposed staff selection policy revisions

The University of California is proposing revisions to Staff Policy 21 – Selection and Appointment, which applies to staff employees in the Professional & Support Staff and Managers & Senior Professionals personnel groups and to Senior...

Mileage reimbursement rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2016

The University's mileage reimburse rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will decrease in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2016-1. The following...

Humiston meets ANR clientele in SB-SLO counties

From left, Mary Bianchi, Bill Frost, a Santa Maria vegetable grower, VP Humiston, Surendra Dara and Mark Gaskell.

VP Glenda Humiston visited UC Cooperative Extension staff in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in January. During her visit, she met with several cooperators, including a blackberry farmer, a vegetable grower and community members who work...

UCCE in Alameda County moves to Hayward

The UC Cooperative Extension office in Alameda County has relocated from Harbor Bay Parkway in the city of Alameda to Hayward. The new UCCE Alameda County address is 224 West Winton Ave., Suite 134, Hayward, CA 94544. Rob Bennaton, UCCE...

Retirement: Karen Klonsky

Karen Klonsky

Karen Klonsky, UC ANR Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, retired in July after 34 years. Klonsky joined UC in 1981. In a Q&A published in Pacific Nut Producer,the New York native...

In memoriam: Jim Beutel

Jim Beutel, UC ANR Cooperative Extension specialist emeritus, died Dec. 28 at the age of 88 in Vacaville.  The pomologist, who joined UC Davis in 1963, was instrumental in introducing kiwifruit in the 1970s and Asian pears in the 1980s to California...

Workshops and events

Water Pricing for a Dry Future workshop Feb. 2-3 Colusa Farm Show Feb 2-4 Vertebrate Pest Conference March 7-10 Newport Beach Golden State Dairy Management Conference March 8-10 Extension Sustainability Summit April 5-7 in Portland Toward...


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