The dust has settled after Field Day, and we at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center are back to harvesting, assisting researchers and compiling data. We would, however, like to thank all of the participants for making our UCCE Centennial and Field Day such a wonderful success! We hope to see you here next year!
We are a week away from the 2014 IREC Field Day and Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration! Click on the attached file for the complete agenda. We'll see you here on August 13!
We are pleased to introduce our newest IREC team member, Skyler Peterson, Staff Research Associate.
Skyler is a recent graduate of the Oregon Institute of Technology with a BA in Environmental Sciences. While at OIT, he participated in research projects including duck nesting surveys, soil moisture content as it relates to grain size with emphasis on willow regrowth, and avian botulism ecology.
Skyler grew up on a farm in the Tulelake area, and with his Dad has grown potatoes, onions, mint, barley, wheat and alfalfa, which are some of the crops that we work with here on the Center.
This combination of education, research and farming experience makes Skyler a great addition to our team. You can meet Skyler at the IREC Field Day on August 13. Shake his hand and say hi!
Normally, we wouldn't be making a call for bugs here at IREC, but this call is different! We would like all of you photo bugs to enter the Siskiyou County Centennial Photography Contest. Please read the following details, and get your photos in by July 15. Winners will be announced at the IREC Field Day on August 13.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) of Siskiyou County and the Intermountain Research and Extension Center (IREC) announce the 2014 UC Cooperative Extension centennial photo contest. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrates 100 years of UC Cooperative Extension researchers and educators living and working in communities to solve economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development, and nutrition issues.
Water/Irrigation/Drought-Photos should cover the following topics: Natural water sources, water distribution, irrigation practices and equipment, drought impact or any on farm use of water. All photos should show the impact of water in everyday agricultural practices.
4-H in Action- Photos should highlight the many aspects of the 4-H program telling the story of the volunteers and youth in action. These photos should tell a story of how 4-H volunteers and members interact with the other youth and adult organizations, communities, and the media within the scope of 4-H work.
Working on the Farm or Ranch-Photos should cover the following topics: planting, harvesting, animal care, farm labor, and working with machinery or tools. These photos should show action. All photos must show correct and safe practices around the farm or ranch.
My Scenic Farm or Ranch-Photos should be visually appealing and can cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to: farm/ranch house, barn, crops, farm animals and landscapes. People may be present in the photo, but should not be the main focus. We want to see what agriculture looks like through your eyes!
Submission Rules (Online entry due July 15, 2014):
The submitted photos must be the photographer's original work, and the photos must have been taken in Siskiyou County.
Photos do not need to be taken within the contest timeframe to be eligible to win.
The photographer must select the category for his/her entry and indicate the category on the entry form. An image may only be entered in one category, but participants may enter all categories using different images. Participants may enter up to two entries per category.
Please use high resolution photos. All photos submitted must be in JPG format. Photos with date stamps will not be accepted.
For complete rules and entry information visit: http://cesiskiyou.ucanr.edu/Centennial_Photography_Contest/
- Author: Laurie Askew
- Contact: Steve Orloff
Tough water years mean tough decisions for Intermountain farmers.
UCANR along with the California Institute of Water Resources and the Strategic Water Initiative have produced a YouTube online seminar series entitled "Insights: Water & Drought." As part of this series, Steve Orloff, Siskiyou County Farm Advisor and IREC researcher, offers recommendations and consequences for making those tough decisions in this video "Perennial Forage Production with Limited Water."