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Sustainable Food Systems Panel Members

How the Panel helps

The SI Panels help


1. Create vision, 2. Identify themes & priorities, 3. Input to Strategic Plan, 4. Hold meetings, 5. Operate a think tank, 6. Help build capacity, 7. Input to staffing needs, and 8. Manage grants


1. Collate stories & highlights, 2. Develop materials (white papers, etc.), 3. Foster debate


1. Represent UC ANR and the SI, 2. Engage stakeholders and government, 3. Raise awareness, 4.Represent on Program Council

Initiative Leader

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Deanne Meyer
Title: CE Specialist
Specialty: Livestock waste management
Phone: (530) 752-9391
Email: dmeyer@ucdavis.edu

Panel Members

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Theresa A. Becchetti
Title: Farm Advisor
Specialty: Livestock and Natural Resources, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
Phone: (209) 525-6800
Email: tabecchetti@ucanr.edu
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Rob Bennaton
Title: Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor
Specialty: Small Scale Food Production and Soil Quality/Resource Management
Phone: 510-453-3958
Email: rbennaton@ucanr.edu
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Cindy Fake
Title: County Director, Placer and Nevada Counties, Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor
Specialty: Commercial Horticultural Production
Phone: 530-889-7385
Email: cefake@ucanr.edu
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Christy M Getz
Title: Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Natural Resource-Dependent Workers and Communities
Phone: (510) 207-9424
Email: getz@berkeley.edu
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Brooke Latack
Title: Livestock Advisor
Phone: (442) 265-7700
Email: bclatack@ucanr.edu
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Jennifer Sowerwine
Title: Assistant Specialist
Email: jsowerwi@berkeley.edu