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April 2020

PAC meets virtually, thanks President Napolitano for her service

President Napolitano met with the PAC via Zoom to thank the members for time and advice during her seven years as UC president. She plans to step down from the office Aug. 1.

The President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources met via Zoom April 9 as everyone was sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Jean-Mari Peltier, PAC chair, welcomed the PAC members for their last meeting with...

Names in the News

The UC IPM Almond Pest Management Alliance Team. From left, DPR Director Val Dolcini, Brad Higbee, Chuck Burkes, Jhalendra Rijal, David Haviland, UCCE staff research assistant Stephanie Rill, and the Almond Board’s Jesse Rosemond, Bob Curtis, Rebecca Bailey and Jenny Nicolau.

Soule named assistant vice provost for CE Katherine Soule will serve as ANR's new Assistant Vice Provost for Cooperative Extension. She will start her new duties on July 1, 2020, and continue to serve as UCCE director for San Luis Obispo and Santa...

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network applications due June 23

USDA NIFA requests applications to the 2020 Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network funding opportunity. The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are...

SI Brief: Want video in your toolkit?

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Now more than ever, the video format can help us expand our educational outreach. Want to produce Oscar-winning videos? Well, we can't quite promise that, but we can help you develop your own videos and video skills - producing something you can be...

UC Walks together apart on May 6

Jeannette Warnert walks wearing a homemade face mask. UC Walks is May 6. Post your UC Walks photos on social media with #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks.

Shelter in place got you stuck in the house? Not on May 6, 2020! Walking together, even when we're apart - that's the mission for Virtual UC Walks happening on May 6, 2020! Anytime on May 6, put on your walking shoes and take a walk around your...

Hundreds sign up for online oak woodland workshop

A ball point pen points to a Mediterranean Oak Borer, indicating its tiny size.

California oak woodlands are highly prized ecoregions where stately trees, many of them hundreds of years old, are cornerstones of a habitat for wildlife and native plants. Sadly, some of these ecosystems are seriously threatened by exotic pests and...

Sierra Foothill REC seeks research proposals


The UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is soliciting proposals to support new and continuing research on rangeland and oak woodland ecology and management, beef cattle health, production and management, as well as related...

Lindcove REC calls for research proposals

Lindcove REC maintains more than 300 different citrus selections and provides budwood to California nurserymen and growers at a minimal cost.

Lindcove Research & Extension Center (LREC), located in the foothills of Tulare County, has land, labor and facilities available for 2020/2021 research projects. The Research Advisory Committee reviews proposals and projects are evaluated based on...

Learning & Development: Facilitation, Racial Understanding, Engaging Webinars

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Find webinar announcements and recordings here.Find information on Extension delivery; building support; and office, team and personal management here.Call for WebANR Presenters and Topics Do you have a WebANR Cafe Thursday topic and...

A few thoughts about self-care

While working from home, stay connected with friends, family and work colleagues. Fais dodo, shown, demonstrates self-care. Photo by Heidi von Geldern.

In the midst of a pandemic, it is difficult to define health or healthy in any other terms other than no COVID-19 detected, recovered from COVID-19 or remaining asymptomatic from COVID-19. However, “health” is not just the absence of...

"Romaine Calm & Carrot On" takes next step

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Thanks to the 800-plus registrants for the April 21 Romaine Calm & Carrot On! Activating Your Local Community Food & Resource Exchange webinar, we made a lot of new connections and generated some great ideas. People from at least 15 states...

UC ANR compiles resources to help cope with COVID-19 crisis

At, helpful links are compiled, including the Cal Ag Tour page to help consumers purchase directly from local farms and ranches.

While United States leaders continue to grapple with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, many Californians have concerns about basic needs and safety connected with the illness and subsequent shelter-in-place guidelines. By its nature, UC Agriculture and...

Employee comment sought on Native American cultural affiliation and repatriation policy

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed policy substantively revises the existing Policy and Procedures on Curation and...

Employee comment sought on UC Seismic Safety Policy, UC-CR-17-0324

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy, UC Seismic Safety Policy, UC-CR-17-0324. The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: Policy implementation...


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