- Author: Alison L Kent
Last week the directors of the nine Research and Extension Centers gathered in Davis for two days to collaborate and share news and information pertaining to the REC System. Topics included social media and advocacy, communication products for the RECs, the new REC website template, facilities, water testing, risk assessment, and the IGIS initiative. Guest speakers Doug Parker and David Zilberman presented on their study of the economic impact of Cooperative Extension, and Alison Young and Suzanne Whelan explained the concept of the BioBlitz, a statewide citizen science initiative.
It was a lively meeting held in the Bicycle Hall of Fame in downtown Davis. Below, left-right:
Bob Hutmacher (West Side REC), Jeff Dahlberg (Kearney REC), Rob Wilson (Intermountain REC), Bob Timm (Hopland REC), Chris Smith (Hansen REC), Darren Haver (South Coast REC), Bill Frost (Associate Vice President), Lisa Fischer (Associate Director), Jeremy James (Sierra Foothill REC), Beth Grafton-Cardwell (Lindcove REC), Deb Driskill (Lead Business Officer), Sam Guangyao Wang (Desert REC).