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ANR Report

November 2018

Delivering hope in the midst of loss

During evacuation from the Camp Fire, Tracy Schohr tweeted information for people seeking refuge for large animals.

Between the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California in November, most ANR members have been affected in some way by the devastating wildfires. Several have experienced major personal losses that they are still dealing...

UC ANR raises $121,000 on Giving Tuesday

Scott Brayton of Development Services delivers a balloon to Belinda Messenger-Sikes of IPM.

Thanks to everyone who participated, UC ANR's #GivingTuesday campaign was a resounding success.

“We surpassed our stretch...

UC ANR rolls out UCPath training tools


With UC ANR's go-live date of UC Path approaching in March/April 2019, ANR's Change Network Committee has been compiling useful resources for you.  In addition to offering monthly webinars, these resources are meant to familiarize you with the new...

Names in the News

Annemiek Schilder

Schilder named director for UCCE Ventura and Hansen REC Annemiek Schilder joined ANR on Aug. 1, 2018, as director of UCCE Ventura County and Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. She hails from the Netherlands, where she grew up in an...

New interactive map identifies meeting and training facilities

facilities map

Are you planning an ANR workshop, training, or meeting in an area of California unfamiliar to you? Now you can use the newly published online Interactive ANR Training & Facilities Map. ANR business and office managers and assistants, IGIS (Robert...

Hayden-Smith to help with communicating your ANR story

Rose Hayden-Smith

As ANR researchers and educators, outreach is essential to our organization's mission. At our core, humans are storytellers. Stories that resonate can make the information contained in the story more relatable and memorable. While we may have started...

Mural honoring Steve Orloff celebrated in Siskiyou County

A mural tribute to Siskiyou County agriculture and late UCCE advisor Steve Orloff was dedicated Oct. 13, 2018.

A mural depicting a UC Cooperative Extension advisor talking with a farmer beside a crop field and stream, surrounded by cattle, potatoes and a 4-H member showing a prize-winning sheep, against the backdrop of the Siskiyou Mountains was dedicated Oct....

UCCE positions recruitment hindered by budget constraints

Dear Colleagues, Over the course of the past 11 months, UC ANR has undertaken a position call process to identify the priority UCCE advisor and UCCE specialist position needs to support the work of the division. After a great deal of work, 46 positions...

Integrating Climate Change in UCCE Programs Workshop set for Jan. 23-24

Wildfire singed this landscape in Madera County. Photo by Rebecca Ozeran

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing farmers, natural resource managers and communities in California. On Jan. 23-24, the Climate Change Program Team will hold the Integrating Climate Change in California Cooperative Extension...

UC innovators sought for Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, apply by Dec. 12

entrepreneur pitch session

Apply to the 3rd Annual UC Entrepreneur Pitch Competition and win a chance to pitch in front of more than 700 venture capitalists at the Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit and $15,000 in prize money. The event is a systemwide effort to...

Learning & Development: public issues leadership, transferable talent, supervisor networking

Programmatic Orientation

   Café WebANR Thursday (first Thursday – Dec 6 – @ 10 am!)Communicating Your Story: For Blogs and More Why you should blog Techniques and best practices to start OR get better Crafting catchy headlines and smart...

Growing food movement discussed at Food Tank Summit in San Diego

FoodTank 2018 Summit

“There's a massive interest in young people who want to be part of these issues about how one should think about food,” said Rachel Surls, discussing farming for a better food system on a panel with Jenny Ramirez of California Harvesters...

In memoriam: Karen Klonsky remembered as distinguished professional and warm and caring friend

Karen Klonsky

Karen Klonsky, emeritus University of California Cooperative Extension specialist in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, died on Sept. 29, 2018, at age 66 after an extended illness. Karen was an internationally respected and influential...

Employee comments sought on open access for theses and dissertations

The University invites comments on a revised proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations. The policy is new and includes the following key issues: There is currently no systemwide uniformity or policy for ensuring...

New travel policy takes effect Jan. 1, 2019

A new policy change will become effective Jan. 1, 2019 (see Policy & Procedure Manual 300-10). Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, AggieTravel expense reports submitted more than 60 days after the last day of travel or entertainment will be...


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