UCCE has hired a new nutrient management/soil quality advisor to serve Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties. Joy Hollingsworth has a unique position which is co-funded by the USDA-NRCS. In addition to conducting a research and extension program, she will also be providing technical support to the NRCS.
Joy is a San Joaquin Valley native who earned a B.A. in Communication from UC Davis, and a M.S. in Plant Science from Fresno State. Prior to her Farm Advisor appointment with UCCE, Joy spent six years working for the University of California in two other roles. As a research assistant at UC Davis and the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, she worked on a variety of agronomic cropping trials. In her new role as farm advisor she looks forward to working with growers, consultants, allied industry and government agencies to address soil and nutrient management challenges in the San Joaquin Valley.