"Precision Agriculture in California - A Practical Workshop on Current and Potential Uses" will be held on July 14 at the UC Davis Conference Center.
Speakers will present and discuss site-specific management concepts and applied research to show participants how to identify and manage within-field variability to improve crop management. Soils and crop management professionals, including UCCE farm advisors and specialists, pest control advisers, certified crop advisers, and others are invited to attend.
For program details and registration, go to http://ucanr.org/sites/paica/.
Experts from the United States, Europe and Australia will discuss how current and emerging issues will shape world wine markets over the coming decades. Speakers will explore recurrent booms and busts as well as longer-term directions. After the presentations, a panel of U.S. wine industry leaders will open a public discussion with their comments. The formal symposium sessions will be followed by a hosted reception at the Conference Center.
The fee for UC Davis employees and students is $50. To register, go to http://conferences.ucdavis.edu/confreg/?confid=478.
UC Davis will host the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council’s conference “Promoting Health by Linking Agriculture, Food and Nutrition,” on June 16-18.
With health care consuming so much of the developed world’s resources, there is a critical need to understand how diet, nutrition, and the underlying agricultural production systems impact human health. The NABC’s 22nd conference will address the science linking agriculture, food, and nutrition to health with the goal of informing both research priorities and government policies that seek to improve human livelihoods.
To learn more about the program or to register, go to http://nabc.ucdavis.edu.
NABC was formed by the Boyce Thompson Institute in collaboration with Cornell University, Iowa State University and UC Davis in 1988.
Statement from UC Vice President for Budget Patrick Lenz on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's May revision to the state budget:
We are extremely grateful that the governor has made higher education a top priority in his proposed budget. The restoration in funding for the University of California will help us maintain access and protect financial aid for thousands of young Californians who look to our campuses as portals of opportunity. We especially applaud the governor's decision to fully fund Cal Grants, which are critical to the future of so many low- and middle- income students across the state.
The governor's budget recommendations for UC — which include the restoration of $305 million to the UC budget, $51.3 million to support student access, and $355 million for capital facility construction — are consistent with his and the Legislature's objective to create new jobs with limited state resources.
This budget will also assist UC in protecting the jobs of current employees and to add more than 3,300 private sector jobs associated with the building and construction detailed in the capital facilities funding proposal.
We appreciate the difficult decisions that face Sacramento in this fiscal crisis. We hope that as the budget process unfolds this summer, the Legislature will support the governor's proposed funding for all three segments of public higher education: Investing in higher education is the key to California's economic recovery and long-term health.
Furlough time is not like vacation time or comp time that can be banked for later use or is paid out upon separation from the university. Furlough time may not be carried over after the systemwide furlough program ends Aug. 31, 2010, so be sure to use your time so that you don't lose it.