The Forest and Rangeland Systems Program Team will meet May 1, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and May 2, 8 a.m. to noon, at the ANR building at 2801 Second Street in Davis.
At the meeting, program team participants will give input on UC Cooperative Extension specialist and advisor positions to propose for priority needs. The 2014 call for positions closes May 19.
John Harper, the new leader of the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Strategic Initiative, will discuss future plans for the initiative. Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources and the water initiative leader, will give an update on drought issues and UC's role. Bill Tietje, UCCE specialist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy...
The Ornamental & Environmental Horticulture, Nurseries & Master Gardener program team and the Water Resources program team will meet on Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis ARC in Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3.
The two program teams will meet to form project teams that are interested in applying for grants in the next round of the ANR competitive grants program, and to discuss and propose new positions in response to the upcoming ANR call for new positions, said Doug Parker, director of the California Water Resources Research Institute.
The Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases Strategic Initiative has named its panel of experts and scheduled its first conference for April 25-26, 2012, announced Beth Grafton-Cardwell, the EIPD Strategic Initiative leader. To make efficient use of participants’ time and travel funding, the conference is being held in conjunction with a separate but related UC Davis conference on April 24, in which participants will learn the best ways to educate the general public about the threat of invasive species.
At the April 25-26 Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases Strategic Initiative Conference, ANR participants and speakers will discuss how UC ANR can respond to emerging pest and disease problems by building partnerships, solving...
An ANR Program Teams Conference will be held at the Rec Pool Lodge at UC Davis, Feb. 7 - 9, 2012.
Program teams planning to participate thus far include:
- Healthy Behaviors for Preventing Childhood Obesity
- Youth Science Literacy in Nutrition, Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Youth Development
- California Communities
Preliminary plans call for discussion of cross-cutting issues and concerns at the beginning and end of the convening for these program teams, with the bulk of the time spent in individual program team and/or workgroup meetings.
Among the topics to be discussed are collaborative work on existing or new competitive grant proposals, proposals for new...
An updated list of Program Teams, their leaders and affiliated workgroups is now posted at http://ucanr.org/programteams. A few Program Teams are still forming and have yet to identify leaders. Some workgroups that have yet to affiliate with Program Teams are not on the list.
The Program Teams that will be meeting at the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference on Oct. 11 to 13 include
- California Communities
- Agricultural Production Management Systems
- Agronomic Crops
- Meat Production and Food Safety
- Vegetable Crops
Their affiliated workgroups are listed on the website, but not all...