Julie A. Finzel

Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Also in:
Kings County
Tulare County


M.S. Rangeland Ecology and Management, University of Idaho, Moscow. 2011
B.S. Animal Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 2003


Rangeland Ecology/Management


Animal Science and Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Peer Reviewed

  • Dougherty, H.C.; Oltjen, J.W.; Mitloehner, F.M.; DePeters, E.J.; Pettey, L.A.; Macon, D.; Finzel, J.; Rodrigues, K.; Kebreab, E. (2019). Carbon and Blue-water Footprints of California Sheep Production. Journal of Animal Science. 97:2, 945-961. February.
  • Andreini, E.; Finzel, J.A.; Rao, D.; Larson-Praplan, S.; Oljten, J.W. (2018). Estimation of the water requirements and ecosystem benefits of cow-calf production on California rangelands. Rangelands. 40:1, 24-32.
  • Macon, D.; Barry, S.; Becchetti, T.; Davy, J.; Doran, M.; Finzel, J.; George, H.; Harper, J.; Huntsinger, L.; Ingram, R.; Lancaster, D.; Larsen, R.; Lewis, D.; Lile, D.; McDougald, N.; Mashiri, F.; Nader, G.; Oneto, S.; Stackhouse, J.; and Roche, L. (2016). Coping with drought on California Rangelands. Rangelands. 38:4, 222-228. August.
  • Finzel, J.A.; Seyfried, M.S.; Weltz, M.A.; Launchbaugh, K.L. (2015). Simulation of long-term soil water dynamics at Reynolds Creek, Idaho: implications for rangeland productivity. Ecohydrology. 9:4, 673-687.
  • Finzel, J.A.; Baldwin, R. (2015). Wild Pig Pest Note. UCANR. July.
  • Finzel, J.A.; Wright, S.D.; Banuelos, G. (2014). Brush Control Trial on Mountain Rangelands in Southeastern Sierra Nevada, California. Western Society of Weed Science 2014 Progress Report. 8.
  • Nader, G.A.; Oliver, M.N.; Finzel, J.A.; Blanchard, M.T.; Stott, J.L. (2014). Solving the puzzle of foothill abortion in beef cattle. California Agriculture. 68:4, 114-115.
  • McGwire, K.C.; Weltz, M.A.; Finzel, J.A.; Morris, C.E.; Fenstermaker, L.F.; McGraw, D.S. (2013). Multiscale assessment of green leaf cover in a semi-arid rangeland with a small unmanned aerial vehicle. Journal of Remote Sensing. 34:5, 1615-1632.
  • Finzel, J.A.; Seyfried, M.S.; Weltz, M.A.; Kiniry, J.R.; Johnson, M.V.; Launchbaugh, K.L. (2012). "Indirect Measurement of Leaf Area Index in Sagebrush-Steppe Rangelands." Rangeland Ecology and Management 65(2): 208-212.
  • Johnson, M.V.; Finzel, J.A.; Spanel, D.; Weltz, M.; Sanchez, H.; Kiniry, J.R. (2011). The Rancher's ALMANAC. Rangelands. 33:2, 10-16. April.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Finzel, JA (2022). Another Successful Year Teaching High School Students about Rangeland Ecology. Tulare County Farm Bureau News. August.
  • Finzel, JA; Stewart, D; Goodrich, B. (2022). San Joaquin Valley South - Sample Costs for Sheep Production. July.
  • Finzel, JA (2022). Using Electronic ID Tags to Improve Flock Production and Health. Tulare County Farm Bureau News. April.
  • Finzel, J.A. (2018). The Case of the Druggie Chickens: Jimsonweed Toxicity in Chicken Pullets. Poultry Ponderings. Edition 14, Spring

  • Finzel, J.A.; Stewart, D.; Sumner, D.A. (2017). San Joaquin Valley - South Sample Costs for Beef Cattle Cow-Calf Production.
  • Finzel, J.A. (2015). Horse Manure Ideal for Composting. Bakersfield Californian. 7/21/2015.
  • Finzel, J.A. (2015). Weed Eating Biomachines. UC WeedRIC BLOG. November 12.
  • Baldwin, R.A.; Finzel, J.A., Meinerz, R. (2015). Wild Pigs. Vertebrate Pest Control Handbook. R. Baldwin. California Department of Food and Agriculture. 291-296.

  • Finzel, J.A; Baldwin, R. (2015). Wild Pigs in California: Managing Impact. Rustici Rangeland Symposium. Davis, CA. March 3.
  • Finzel, J.A.; Higgins, M.; Dale-Cesmat, C. (2014). Annual Grassland Residual Dry Matter (RDM) Evaluation Guide. NRCS Technical Publication - Prescribed Grazing #528. USDA-NRCS. November.
  • Finzel, J.A. (2014). Kern State's Top Sheep, Wool Producing County. The Kern Business Journal. February.
  • Finzel, J.A. (2012). Some Plants as Deadly as they are Beautiful. Bakersfield Californian. December 18.

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