UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
Making a Difference in California
Helping unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.
On this page
Addressing Major Challenges
Our Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions in California.
Issues Being Pursued
Crystal ball paper (pdf)
See our Public Value Statements for more.
Extension of the Future
Systems elements (diagram)
Video: How to make How-to videos
Webinars: Create engaging webinars
Workgroups and Program Teams (web)
Drawing on members from:
- UC Campuses,
- County Cooperative Extension Offices
- Statewide Programs and Institutes,
- Research and Extension Center
And working with hundreds of collaborators from the private and public sectors.
"Solutions for you"
Learn from colleagues
Sharing technical solutions
Sharing best practices
Build your skills
UC ANR: Making a difference in California.
Submit New Impact Stories (For UC ANR personnel)
"News you can use"
Stories will typically include educational content and will give names/faces to particular topics within ANR (For UC ANR personnel)
Spotlight webinars are short talks highlighting impactful work and important issues across the state.
What major items are in the news?
(Got a topic of concern? Contact your SI leader to develop)
Contracts & Grants (UC ANR)
Investment Program (2020) (UC ANR)
Small grants for urgent time-sensitive needs
SI Activities supported
The SIs have some funds for cross-cutting activities. Here are the criteria to help guide what is supported.
Partial Webinar Support
Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.
What do SI Leader do? Here's the TOR
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