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ANR embarks on development of action plans for five-year Strategic Plan
Posted 1/10/2017 - Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss the new five-year UC ANR Strategic Plan. Members of the senior leadership team will present the main points of the plan and...

UCCE advisors and specialists invited to Extension Showcase Jan. 26
Posted 1/4/2017 - The Graduate Students in Extension invite all UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists to an Extension Showcase on Thursday, Jan. 26, at UC Berkeley. The aim is to connect graduate students who are interested in working for UCCE...

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  • California governor sets aside funds to promote soil health

    Added January 13, 2017
    Boots on the ground where a former almond orchard stood. The shredded trees will be incorporated into the soil to build soil organic matter.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has included $7.5 million in the 2017-18 budget to launch the Healthy Soils Initiative, reported Bob Gore in a commentary on Techwire.net. The story said CDFA secretary Karen Ross announced the development at a recent...

  • Collaboration is the key to collective decision-making

    Added January 12, 2017
    UC researcher Mark Lubell uses dirty dishes in a shared kitchen as an example of how one person's decisions impacts others.

    When people don't think about the impact of their decision-making on others, it can ultimately lead to tragedy - the tragedy of the commons, said UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Mark Lubell during an interview on Jefferson Public...

  • San Joaquin Valley farmers may one day produce avocados

    Added January 6, 2017
    Avocados planted in a research plot at the UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center.

    Despite hot summers and cold winters, UC Cooperative Extension specialist Mary Lu Arpaia believes the San Joaquin Valley could be home to expanded California avocado production, reported Gregory Barber on Wired.com.  Currently, most of the state's...

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  • Thank you, and looking ahead for a great 2017!

    Added December 20, 2016
    Glenda Humiston photo hi-res

    Dear Colleagues, As we wrap up 2016, I want to take a moment to thank you for everything you've done on behalf of UC ANR this year. Whether you are conducting research, organizing extension programs, teaching nutrition, leading volunteers or quietly...

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