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ANR Report

May 2016

UCOP’s new budget model for ANR offers more stability

Glenda Humiston

Colleagues, Some of you may recall the discussions that have taken place over the past year with ANR's leadership, the AES campuses, and UC's Office of the President involving revenue flow, the administration and allocation of ANR funds and resources,...

Humiston introduces new Staff Assembly and Principles of Community

ANR employees at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center participate in the town hall by teleconference.

UC ANR now has its own Staff Assembly and Principles of Community, announced UC ANR vice president Glenda Humiston at a town hall in the ANR Building in Davis on May 20, which was broadcast at ANR...

Names in the News

Amanda Crump

Crump named director of Western IPM Center Amanda Crump, former associate director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis, rejoined ANR on May 2 as director of the Western Integrated Pest Management Center. From June 2008 to December 2009, she...

Public comments on proposed UCCE positions accepted until July 11

ANR's 2016 Call for CE Positions has entered the program area/unit review phase, May 5 – Aug. 1, 2016. During this time, the program teams, the ANR-affiliated colleges and professional school, and the regional groups of county/multi-county...

Advisors, let Academic Assembly Council know what you think

The Advisor Representative Committee for the Academic Assembly Council serves as the liaison between UC Cooperative Extension advisors and the council. The committee is currently seeking advisors' input – What are your concerns? What questions...

ANR to host ag hackathon July 15-17

ANR will host the Statewide Apps for Ag Hackathon at the UC ANR building in Davis July 15–17. The finals will be held at the California Exposition and State Fair in Sacramento on July 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Gabriel Youtsey, chief information...

Programmatic Orientation for new ANR academics Feb. 22-24

Programmatic Orientation participants tour Garden of the Sun in 2014.

Early ANR-career academics are invited to join ANR leadership for the third Programmatic Orientation to discuss the mission of UC ANR and our varied roles in California and the University as well as see examples of successful...

USDA seeks input on its animal production programs

ANR leadership encourages you to provide your expert insight and California perspective to the animal production programs of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food and...

Napolitano visits UCCE in Humboldt County

Mark Andre, Arcata environmental services director, welcomes Napolitano to the City of Arcata Community Forest.

UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt County in April. Joined by VP Glenda Humiston, Napolitano toured projects and met UC Cooperative Extension staff and collaborators. The university opened its first Cooperative...

MSAP helps managers hone their leadership skills

Jim Downing

Two ANR employees attended the April 2016 Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. Jaci Westbrook, community education supervisor for the UC CalFresh program in Stanislaus County, and Jim Downing,...

Training Tools Demo webinar posted online

A video of the March 17 Training Tools Demo webinar is now online and available for viewing. The one-hour webinar covered the following topics for giving more effective trainings: Speaking tips from a Toastmaster (Anne Schellman, UC...

Help needed to survey small-scale livestock and poultry owners


Cooperative Extension specialists are trying to identify the needs of small-scale farms and urban animal agriculture in the western United States.  Alda Pires, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis,...

Research to Policy Training and Program Team Meeting Oct. 12-13

The UC ANR Research to Policy Training and Program Team Meeting will be held Oct. 12-13 at UC Davis ARC and UC Davis Plant Sciences. Anyone (including ANR and non-ANR personnel) who wishes to participate in the program teams that will be...

UC ANR Pest Management Program Team to meet June 13-15

The UC ANR Pest Management Program Team will meet June 13-15, 2016, at the UC ANR Building at 2801 Second Street in Davis. The Pest Management Program Team meeting agenda is at To register and request travel funds online, go to...

Organic farm serves up life lessons for GFI fellows

Jay Gelvezon

Coming from all corners of California, UC Global Food Initiative student fellows gathered for a springtime field trip in the Central Valley to learn about organic farming and get their hands dirty. Their field trip to Full Belly Farm was a chance to...

Staff merit-based salary program begins for 2016-17

I am pleased to announce the University will implement a merit-based salary increase program for policy covered (non-represented) staff employees for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Implementation of this salary program is part of a UC-wide effort to move...


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