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August 2016

Register for upcoming Strategic Initiative and Program Team events

Mary Blackburn, left, UCCE advisor in Alameda County, shops at a farmers market.

Registration is open for several upcoming ANR Strategic Initiative and Program Team events. Dates and links to more information are listed below. Strategic Initiative conferences - Sept. 26-29: Healthy Families...

President Napolitano requests a draft of ANR’s five-year strategic plan by Oct. 31

Glenda Humiston

Colleagues, Recently I had the opportunity to meet with President Napolitano to review accomplishments and goals for ANR. Following a very upbeat and encouraging conversation, the president requested that ANR's leadership complete a more detailed...

YFC director recruitment placed on hold

Following a search process for the Youth, Families and Communities (YFC) director position, ANR has decided not to fill the position at present. “This decision did not come easily because we were successful in attracting a number of outstanding...

Vice Provost Greer plans to return to the field

Chris Greer

Chris Greer, who has served as vice provost of Cooperative Extension since June 2014, announced Aug. 22 that he will be leaving administration to return to the field. “After much deliberation, I have decided to step down as UC ANR vice provost of...

Names in the News

Khaled Bali

Bali named water management specialist Khaled Bali became a UCCE irrigation water management specialist on July 18. Since joining UC ANR in 1992 as an irrigation and water management advisor in Imperial County, Bali has also served in...

ANR shares in USDA specialty crops grants

Brown marmorated stink bug diagram by Statewide IPM Program.

ANR scientists are among those who will share in USDA's recently announced $36.5 million grants for specialty crops research. ANR is involved in two projects: brown marmorated stink bug and pollinators. Nine UCCE specialists and advisors are...

Participate in ANR’s new Global Food Initiative projects


In July 2014, UC President Janet Napolitano launched the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) and ANR continues to play a major role in the GFI. Two new examples are a special issue of California Agriculture that is in the planning stages and a food-research...

CIWR calls for proposals

CIWR logo

The California Institute for Water Resources has announced its 2017 Request for Proposals.  This year, proposals are requested in the junior investigator category only. Funded projects will begin March 1, 2017. Please note that the...

Call for proposals for 2017 National Urban Extension Conference

The University of Minnesota Extension and the National Urban Extension Leaders have announced a call for proposals for the National Urban Extension Conference on “Engaging in Collective Purpose,” which will be held in Bloomington, Minn., May...

Personnel policies for staff members revised

UC Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) revisions were recently approved and signed by President Napolitano. The revised policies include following: PPSM-1 General Provisions PPSM-2 Definition of Terms PPSM-64 Termination and Job...

Comment on Principles of Community by Aug. 31

A couple of months ago, the Principles of Community Committee unveiled a draft of the Principles of Community document at the May 20 town hall meeting. The committee thought that a survey would be helpful in soliciting your feedback so that we may...


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