- Author: Alison L Kent
On Thursday, August 14, four REC interns presented their summer projects by webinar to the UC ANR community.
Jodi Raley, intern at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, focused on preparations for Kearney's 50th anniversary celebration which will take place in May 2015. She drafted a presentation, timeline, and drafts of historical Did-you-know cards to add to the series of oversized postcards highlighting interesting facts about the RECs, aimed at a general audience.
Greg Overduin spent the summer at the South Coast Research and Extension Center focusing on three separate projects. The first included making sure the 100 varieties of citrus trees in the Citrus Extension Block were marked. He developed information sheets, a tour pack, and a map so that the block can serve as a focus for extension as well as research. The second project was a complete review and update of the SCREC's web content as part of the REC system-wide website overhaul. Finally, Greg helped disseminate information about SCREC's public events, including the pitahaya field day, an event that focused on pesticide runoff, and an irrigation workshop for landscapers that was held in both English and Spanish.
Ben Granholm has spent the summer working at both Sierra Foothill and Hopland Research and Extension Centers, where he has focused on expanding the digital footprint through social media and video, explored ways of increasing the number of research projects at the RECs, and spent a good deal of time refining ways of interviewing researchers about their projects in order to write about them for the blog, Facebook and Twitter.