Welcome to the Placer/Nevada/Sutter/Yuba Livestock & Natural Resources website!
Click on the links above for specific livestock production information, or visit our Foothill Farming website.
Dan Macon, Livestock and Natural Resources AdvisorI serve as the livestock and natural resources advisor for Placer, Nevada, Sutter and Yuba Counties. Previously, I was an associate specialist in rangeland science and management at UC Davis. My research and extension activities are focused on ranch economics and business management, drought resilience, predator-livestock coexistence, and irrigated pasture management. I have a master’s degree in integrated resource management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and managerial economics from UC Davis.
We hold a variety of hands-on, production focused workshops and activities throughout the year. Check out the calendar of events to the right for upcoming events.
Be sure to check out my blog at http://ucanr.edu/blogs/RanchingintheFoothills/. You can also follow me on Twitter at @flyingmulefarm or on the UCCE Foothill Sustainable Ranching Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FoothillSustainableRanching/. Finally, you can subscribe to my quarterly New Foothill Rancher newsletter by clicking this link. If you're in Sutter or Yuba County, check out my New Ranch Update newsletter.
To schedule a ranch visit, please call me at (530) 889-7385 or email me at email@example.com.
To access Roger Ingram's archived newsletters, click on this link.
Calendar of Events
|Beef Quality Assurance Workshop||9/23/2017|
|Preparing Sheep for Breeding Field Meeting||9/29/2017|
Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.
Placer County Station
Sutter County Stations
- Verona, Nicolaus
Yuba County Stations
- Browns Valley, Marysville
Ranching in the Sierra Foothills Blog
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