I am pleased to announce that John Harper has agreed to lead the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Strategic Initiative for a two–year appointment. As the SNE initiative leader, John will serve on Program Council.
John has been a UC Cooperative Extension advisor specializing in livestock and natural resources for 23 years in Mendocino and Lake counties. His research covers sheep and goat production, range cattle production, rangeland, watershed, water quality and computer applications. As an advisor, he has worked with fellow UCCE advisors, specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station scientists on several research and education projects. He served as UCCE director for Mendocino County for 13 years, and also oversaw UCCE...
This week President Napolitano will begin sending invitations to UC students, faculty and staff to sign up to receive her monthly letter to the UC community. I am writing to let you know that the email with the subject line “President Napolitano invites you to connect” is genuine. You may have already received the email, which is being distributed over the coming weeks to minimize impact on email servers.
You must opt in to be included and I encourage you to subscribe to President Napolitano’s letter to learn what she is doing and to share your thoughts.
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You may have seen the FY 2014 USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative request for grant applications. I would like to point out that the call offers a new section this year called "Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE)."
The FY 2014 AFRI Foundational Initiative request for applications is at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/foundationalprogramafri.cfm. This page includes links to the request for applications, the NIFA Grants.gov Application Guide, the application package and abstracts of funded projects.
Director of California Institute for Water Resources and Leader of Water Quality, Quantity...
To respond to ANR’s recent call for positions, some program teams will be holding meetings soon to discuss and prioritize new position requests. Visit the ANR Program Team Meetings website to register and to see the latest information. The following program teams plan to meet:
- Youth Families and Communities-related Program Teams – Registration is open
February 19-20, UC Davis Conference...
Continuing our commitment to deploying Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists and advisors to address critical issues, ANR is soliciting proposals for these CE positions. The new 2014 call aims to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. The call, including the updated position proposal template as well as the process flowchart timeline and criteria documents, is posted at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Divisionwide_Planning/2014_Call_for_Positions/.
The online position proposal submittal process will be open from January 14 – May 19 to...