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October 2016

ANR reaches out to donors on #GivingTuesday

Last year, 4-H in Placer County was successful in attracting donations through its #GivingTues campaign.

This year ANR will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.  Last year, the 4-H...

UC Research to Policy Conference puts science into action

From left, Mindy Romero, Lorrene Ritchie, Thomas Harter, David Lewis and Yana Valachovic, shared what they have learned from engaging in policy.

A diverse group of UC scientists working on agricultural, natural resources and food issues came together at the First Research to Policy Conference to explore how to use research to effectively engage in public policy. The event, hosted by UC...

Names in the News

Rebecca Ozeran

Ozeran named UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor Rebecca Ozeran joined UCCE on Sept. 12 as the area livestock and natural resources advisor in Fresno and Madera counties. Raised in Yuba City with a passion for animals and the land that...

UC students assist ANR’s Global Food Initiative efforts

Alana Siegner

For the 2016-17 year, ANR has selected five UC students as Global Food Initiative fellows: UC Berkeley graduate students Gemma DiMatteo, Reid Johnsen, Alana Siegner and Laura Ward and UC Davis graduate student Mingxuan (Elaine) Liu. The GFI fellows will...

Register for UC ANR program team meetings and Strategic Initiatives conference

Several program teams and workgroups will be meeting before the end of the year.  See below. Viticulture Program Team Meeting Thursday, Nov. 3 J. Lohr Wine Center in Paso Robles Discussion topics include wine grape production manual, GiESCO meeting...

Open Enrollment 2017 begins Oct. 27, ends Nov. 22

Open Enrollment is Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. It has some significant changes and new options for you and your eligible family members. “There's a lot of good news this year,” said Dwaine Duckett, UC vice president...

AggieTravel replacing MyTravel in November

AggieTravel is replacing MyTravel, the UC Davis travel and entertainment expense reporting system. ANR's go-live date for AggieTravel has been rescheduled to mid-November. This delay is due to a slow-down in the implementation schedule across the UC...

UC archivist begins curating UC Cooperative Extension history

Lisa Vallen, UCCE archivist at UC Merced.

Going back to 1917, farm advisors in Merced County wrote meticulous weekly logs, documenting the number of miles they drove, the farmers they met, the phone calls they took and the trainings they held. “It is a wealth of information about their...

Crucial Conversations training registration opens

ANR Learning & Development is sponsoring two “Crucial Conversations” trainings in spring 2017: Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, 2017, in Davis, at 2801 Second Street.  On Wednesday, February 1, the training is from 8:30 a.m. to...

IPMinfo app now available for Android devices


IPMinfo app, which was released last year for iOS devices, is now available with advanced features for Android devices. The app provides biology, symptoms of damage and management options for pests and diseases. The pest information is available in...

ANR to close Dec. 23-Jan. 2 for winter holidays

ANR Human Resources has announced this year's winter holiday closure schedule. ANR Units, including Research and Extension Centers, BOC Kearney, UCCE county offices and the Second Street Building in Davis, will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016,...

Don’t lose your vacation time! Plan a leave now

If you can't remember when you last took time off, you might be missing out on more than rest and relaxation. UC policy limits the accrual of vacation leave, and when you reach the limit, you lose any additional time you're earning. Taking a break from...

Free time-management webinar offered Nov. 1

Feeling overwhelmed or scattered? Want to manage distractions for better productivity? Then join us for “The Perfect 15-Minute Day Method:  From Scattered to Accomplished and Happy!” from 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. (40 minutes) on Tuesday,...

UC offers Almond Production Short Course Nov. 8-10

almond trees microirrigation

Almond growers are invited to attend a short course on all phases of almond culture and production in Modesto on Nov. 8-10, 2016. The integrated orchard management program, sponsored by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Davis, will provide...

In memoriam: Don Toenjes

Don Toenjes

Don Toenjes, UC Cooperative Extension forage and dairy advisor emeritus, died Sept. 28. Born in Los Angeles in 1931, Toenjes grew up on a ranch on Mount Shasta, earned a Silver Star in 4-H, and attended Shasta Community College. After graduating with a...


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