We are pleased to announce the development of a new statewide program called the ANR Informatics and Geographic Information Systems Statewide Program (IGIS). IGIS will organize, digitize and make Web-accessible some of California’s longest continuous data pertaining to agriculture and natural ecosystems, including weather and productivity related to management inputs — concrete data for modeling responses to change across the state.
IGIS will be supported and directed by a leadership team including Maggi Kelly (director), Lisa Fischer, Karl Krist and Joni Rippee, with key staff Shane Feirer, Kris Lynn-Patterson and Todd Perez. The responsibilities of the leadership team are to maintain IGIS...
Dear UC Cooperative Extension Colleagues,
We are soliciting nominations for the Western Extension Leadership Development VII program, which will begin in 2013. The 15-month professional development program is designed for Cooperative Extension faculty, advisors, educators and specialists in the western United States and territories.
In the WELD program, participants learn and apply leadership skills. Objectives for the participants include:
- Developing awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ leadership styles and learning to apply appropriate techniques in working with individuals.
- Developing skills and enabling themselves...
Registration is now open for the UC ANR Water Strategic Initiative Conference and program team meetings being held Nov. 14-15 at the Activities and Recreation Center at UC Davis.
The theme of the conference is “Water: Opportunities and Challenges.” At the conference, participants will share information about water-related research and will be encouraged to look for opportunities for collaboration.
The water panel will also seek input on the Draft Strategic Initiative on Water Plan, which will be posted at http://ucanr.edu/sites/water at least two weeks prior to the conference.
There will be a panel discussion about water competition in the Bay...
I am pleased to announce that ANR’s 2012 competitive grants program will fund 16 projects, for a total of approximately $5 million over 5 years. The awards range in value from $46,226 to nearly $600,000. Last year we funded 19 projects with $4.46 million over 5 years.
A full list of the funded projects, collaborators, funding amounts and funding source are posted at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/Divisionwide_Programs/2012grants.
The purpose of this grants program, outlined in the request for proposals, is...