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August 2017

PAC discusses strategic plan and urban agriculture

At the recent President’s Advisory Commission meeting, President Napolitano praised UC ANR’s work in “areas of critical importance.”

Downtown Oakland was the site of the biannual UC President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources (PAC) meeting on Aug. 9, which included a Q&A session with President Napolitano, program presentations from UC Cooperative...

Travel funds available for UCCE specialists, AES faculty to collaborate with off-campus ANR academics

ANR will be making additional travel support available for UC Cooperative Extension specialists to collaborate with ANR academics off-campus, including UCCE advisors in the counties and ANR academics at the RECs in fiscal year 2017/18. With the...

Names in the News

Sarah Light

Light joins UCCE as agronomy advisor Sarah Light joined UCCE on July 5, 2017, as an area agronomy advisor in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties. Light earned a dual M.S. in soil science & botany and plant pathology from Oregon State University and...

UC Master Gardener Conference brings together volunteers, coordinators, advisors and industry experts for learning experience

UC Master Gardeners who have reached milestones over 5,000 volunteer hours were honored.

The 2017 UC Master Gardener Conference was buzzing with activity as participants learned about the latest research in home horticulture and networked with fellow gardening enthusiasts in Long Beach on Aug. 22-25. “It turns out there is far...

Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment calls for proposals

cattle grazing

Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment funding is available to University of California personnel to support problem-solving research that will benefit California range cattle producers. The goal of this program is to...

Humiston talks about her career path that led to UC ANR

“My work has taken some really weird angles,” says Humiston, shown in the lower left photo operating road construction equipment to pay for her undergraduate studies.

“I would not be standing in front of you here today in this job if it were not for 4-H,” VP Glenda Humiston told the audience at UC Office of the President, where she was the featured speaker on Aug. 16 for the Women We Admire speaker...

Learning and Development Update

From left, ANR's Surendra Dara, Emily Melton Casado, Jan Gonzales, Kimberly Lamar, John Fox, Shirley Salado and Lori Renstrom attended the UC People Conference.

UC Learning Center offers new look and new tools Visit the updated online UC Learning Center and you will find enhanced learning and development tools, an improved user experience and a new look. New features of the system include a Talent...

In memoriam: Christine Groppe

Christine Groppe

Christine Groppe, UC Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist emeritus, died July 16, 2017, in Santa Barbara. She was 105. Groppe, who grew up in Lincoln, Neb., earned a B.S. in nutrition science at the University of Nebraska and an M.S. in nutrition...

In memoriam: Richard De Moura

Rich De Moura

Richard "Rich" Lee De Moura, a retired staff research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, died on July 21, 2017, at age 78. De Moura worked with many UC ANR specialists and advisors on cost and return studies...


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