Registration is now open for the 2012 Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases Strategic Initiative conference on April 25 and 26. The meetings will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center.
Beth Grafton-Cardwell, EIPD strategic initiative leader, invites ANR colleagues to join the discussions on how ANR can respond to endemic and emerging pest and disease problems by building partnerships, solving problems and informing policy.
Attendees can also participate in program team and workgroup meetings. So far, the Integrated Pest Management Program Team and the Spray Application Technology Work Group, Weed Work Group and Integrated Grape Work Group will be meeting during the conference. Other program team leaders and...
The five strategic initiative panels have reviewed the 168 letters of intent submitted for ANR’s 2012 competitive grants program to identify strong substantive connections to the initiative priorities. Last year 109 LOIs were submitted. The strategic initiative panels have invited authors of 79 LOIs to submit full proposals. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal have been notified and their full proposals will be due Friday, April 13.
The LOIs invited to submit full proposals are posted for viewing at http://ucanr.edu/files/138588.pdf.
"There were many excellent proposals put forward and it's exciting to see the level of...
New members have been appointed by VP Allen-Diaz to the advisory panel for the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative, announced Rose Hayden-Smith, initiative leader.
Members of the Sustainable Food Systems panel are
Roberta Cook, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, food safety, distribution and marketing
David Doll, UCCE advisor in Merced County, nut crops and urban forestry
I’m pleased to announce that Steve Szalay will be working with me to develop and implement multi-county partnerships.
Steve has accepted a one-year contract starting this week as a special assistant, based at the ANR building in Davis.
We are very fortunate and excited to have Steve Szalay (pronounced ZAY- lee) join ANR as we transition to MCPs. He served for 10 years as executive director of the California State Association of Counties.
Steve brings to ANR a wealth of knowledge and his personal relationships with most of the administrators and many county Board of Supervisor members across California. His job will be to help facilitate the formation of identified MCPs,...
Letters of Intent for ANR’s 2012 competitive grants program are due Friday, Feb. 17. The submission system will close automatically at 11:59 p.m., Feb. 17.
Applicants who are selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by Monday, March 5. The LOIs that are approved will be posted for online viewing. Full proposals will be due Friday, April 13.
The RFP is posted at http://ucanr.edu/files/134928.pdf. To submit a Letter of Intent, please log into your ANR Portal and locate the Universal Review System. Under “Open Systems,” click on “ANR Competitive Grants 2012.”
If you have questions about competitive grants, you may...