I am pleased to share some exciting news. The California Rice Research Board has agreed to fund a UC Cooperative Extension specialist position for six years.
This is a pioneering step in a new direction for funding public research. This innovative partnership between the agricultural community and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources recognizes the immediate importance of rice research and the need for this new funding model. I want to thank the California Rice Research Board for being the first.
The $800 million rice industry makes California the nation’s second largest rice producer. UC conducts research on weed control, pest management and variety testing for rice crops to keep...
Registration is now open for the program team meetings being held Oct. 9 and 10 at International House at UC Berkeley.
The Forest & Rangeland Systems and Meat Production & Food Safety program teams plan to meet. There will be discussions about programs and positions in natural resources and animal sciences.
Speakers will include
- Daniel Mountjoy, director of restoration on private lands, Sustainable Conservation
- Kelli McCune, project manager, Sustainable Conservation
- Mark Nechodom, conservation director, California Department of Conservation
At the October gathering, ANR...
Comments are still being accepted for the 100-plus Cooperative Extension advisor and specialist positions submitted in response to ANR’s 2012 supplemental call for academic positions. The positions are posted on the publicly accessible site www.ucanr.edu/callforpositions.
The positions website is also the featured ANR website on ucanr.edu.
ANR stakeholders as well as employees are encouraged to offer comments and provide input. The system will remain open to collect comments on the positions until Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The Water Strategic Initiative panel seeks your input for planning its conference on Nov. 14–15 at UC Davis.
Please complete a short survey to let the planning committee know which topics you think are most important to address at the water conference. The survey asks you to rate a list of six topics based on the importance for inclusion at the conference and to suggest other issues you think should be covered. The survey will be available until 5 p.m. on July 27.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Doug Parker, Water Strategic Initiative leader, at (510)...
A website for the 2013 ANR statewide conference is now online at http://ucanr.edu/sites/statewideconference2013. As information about the conference develops, it will be posted here. ANR’s statewide conference for academics and staff is scheduled for April 9–11, 2013.
The planning committee will be meeting over the next few months to craft an agenda for the conference. If you have comments or suggestions to help in planning the conference, you can submit them through the website.
In a previous message, Maggi Kelly’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of ANR statewide conference planning committee members. The complete committee...