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March 2018

ANR Statewide Conference reaches maximum capacity

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If you haven't registered for the ANR Statewide Conference yet, there's no guarantee space will be available. There are 653 people registered, including speakers and UC President's Advisory Commission members (PAC), for the conference being held at the...

IGIS plans next steps based on program review

Glenda Humiston

In 2017, an ad hoc committee was appointed to carry out ANR's routine five-year statewide program review of our Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Program. Associate Vice President Powers and I extend a thank you to the committee for...

Names in the News

Zheng Wang

Wang joins UCCE as vegetable and irrigation advisor Zheng Wang joined UCCE on March 5, 2018, as an area vegetable production and irrigation advisor in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties. Prior to joining UCCE, Wang was a postdoctoral...

Legislators admire California-grown products at Ag Day at the Capitol

Assemblymember Matthew Harper checks out the citrus varieties.

Ag Day at the Capitol was held in Sacramento on March 20. This year's theme was “Climate-smart, California Grown,” honoring the environmental stewardship and innovation of the state's...

Hopland REC calls for proposals

Hopland REC oaks

The Hopland Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research projects for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Hopland REC encompasses more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grasslands, and chaparral...

ANR invited to California specialty crops tour Aug. 6–9

Robovator directed by little computers that scan lettuce rows cuts weeds. Photo taken by Petr Kosina during 2016 specialty crops tour.

ANR members are invited to participate in the California Specialty Crops Council's 2018 educational tour of specialty crop production and pest management in California. The tour will start on Monday, Aug. 6 in Visalia and will conclude in Sacramento in...

Future of Agriculture discussed at California Water Policy Conference

From left, Jeff Payne, Fritz Durst, Cannon Michael, Anna Caballero and Glenda Humiston discussed the future of agriculture at the California Water Policy Conference.

VP Glenda Humiston moderated the closing plenary panel on March 23 at the California Water Policy Conference held at the UC Davis Conference Center. The panel discussed the Future of Agriculture in California. “Assemblymember Anna...

ANR briefs California congressional members on ag research

From left, Julia Rowe, Marjorie Duske, Keith Gilless, Kathryn Uhrich, Mike Mellano, Dina Moore, Glenda Humiston, Anne Megaro and Keith Nathaniel visited congressional offices in March to brief lawmakers and staffers on the latest UC ANR research.

VP Glenda Humiston, AVP Wendy Powers and several UC ANR representatives visited more than 30 congressional offices in March to brief lawmakers and staffers on the latest agriculture and natural resources research and outreach benefiting...

UC ANR Staff Assembly offers scholarships for staff

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 financial assistance to UC ANR staff to pursue career interests, develop new career...

ANR timeline for staff performance appraisals differs from campuses

On March 5, ANR Human Resources launched the 2017-18 Annual Staff Performance Appraisal Process. The UC Davis campus has also announced their annual “call” for staff performance appraisals. Please be aware that ANR has a separate process and...

Learning & Development Update: WebANR Café Thursdays start May 17

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SAVE THE DATE! WebANR Café Thursdays: Starts May 17, 2018  You'll need to bring your own beverage and food, but please join us for our first WebANR Café Thursday on May 17 at noon: “Planning Makes Perfect: Best Practices for...

RECs develop new funding model

REC system logo

The Research and Extension Center (REC) System is a key component of UC ANR (Cooperative Extension + Agricultural Experiment Station + Research and Extension Centers + Statewide Programs). Each of the nine RECs is...

IGIS to host next ANR DroneCamp June 18-21

Sean Hogan, IGIS academic coordinator, gives instructions at drone camp.

The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 18-21, 2018, at UC San Diego. This bootcamp-style workshop will cover the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including: UAV (unmanned...

In memoriam: Doug McCreary

Doug McCreary speaking at an oak regeneration field day. Photo by Rick Standiford.

Douglas DeWitt McCreary, UC Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist, died on Feb. 15 in Grass Valley. He was 72. “Doug was the epitome of what a CE specialist should be - a world-renowned researcher, a first-rate teacher, and an...

UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy updated

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who are employed or participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of violence,...

Update on call for Cooperative Extension positions process

Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President, has provided an update on the 2018 Call for Cooperative Extension (CE) positions, which was released on Feb. 7. The call aims to identify positions that address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. CE Advisor...


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