- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
Three relatively new USDA NRCS additions to the State Office, State Soil Scientist Tony Rolfes, State Agronomist Hudson Minshew, and Regional Soil Health Coordinator, Kabir Zahangir, along with Northern California NRCS Soil Scientist, Jim Komar, met with CASI Chair Jeff Mitchell on August 19th in the State Office in Davis to talk about ongoing partnerships and collaborative efforts. The meeting provided an opportunity for Mitchell to update Rolfes, Minshew, and Zahangir on work that our Workgroup has been conducting over the years and in particular with respect to the California farm demonstration network that grew from a prior meeting between CASI and NRCS on October 14, 2014 when the network was launched. The get-together also gave everyone a good opportunity to begin to explore future opportunities for further expansion of collaborations. The very long-lasting, excellent and very close relationships that CASI has held with NRCS throughout the State look forward now to working with this new generation of NRCS leadership.