California Roots, Global Reach
Tuesday–Thursday, April 9–11, 2013, with April 8 Pre-Conference Tours
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue
Please join me in April and participate in UC ANR’s Statewide Conference.
For nearly 100 years the UC ANR community has catalyzed change by harnessing the power of...
The new Informatics and Geographic Information Systems Statewide Program (IGIS) was launched to assist and advance research and extension activities by providing Informatics and GIS tools and applications through an online Web-accessible portal.
The IGIS team needs your input to design this resource for efficient and helpful delivery of information and GIS support. Please take a few minutes to complete the “Survey of Informatics and GIS Needs, Knowledge and Data Availability” at http://ucanr.edu/sites/IGIS/IGIS_Survey. If you don’t see the survey section on the website, scroll down.
This short and comprehensive survey...
It is the end of another great year and I want to thank all of you for your hard work, inspiration, and commitment to the Division where we work, to the University of California to which we belong, and to the people of California whom we serve. It is because of your dedication and passion that ANR has tackled some tough issues this year.
Among these were issues like looking for solutions to nitrate pollution of groundwater through research, education and partnerships and utilizing 10-plus years of research and education on the ecology of the Asian citrus psyllid to respond to the huanglongbing bacteria when it finally invaded backyard citrus in Southern California. There are many, many more...
VP Barbara Allen-Diaz charged the ANR Academic Assembly Council to seek broad and diverse input on the roles, responsibilities and relationships within the statewide ANR network, in order to build on our strengths and prepare for a future that retains our relevance internally (to UC) and externally (to our California communities/stakeholders and beyond).
Areas of current discussions include:
- Is campus research finding its way through county channels to address applied issues of our stakeholders?
- As advisors take on growing responsibilities within larger geographic areas, are we creating a hybrid position that may be more like regional specialists than a traditional advisor?...
UC ANR will soon be hiring a UC Cooperative Extension term area advisor specializing in table grapes in Tulare, Kern and Kings counties. Thanks to an $840,000 gift from the California Table Grape Commission, the advisor position will be funded for six years by the $1.4 billion annual table grape industry.
"The UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor system is an integral part of the growth story of the table grape industry in California,” said Kathleen Nave, president of the California Table Grape Commission. "Continuing that growth is critical to the industry but also to the rural communities in which table grapes are grown. With this gift, the University will be able to expand its ability to help growers cope with...