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Dr. Rúbia Branco Lopes is the UCCE Dairy Farm Advisor for Tulare and Kern Counties. She holds a bachelor's degree in Agronomy and a master’s in Animal Science. After her masters, she worked as a visiting scholar at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, CA. There, among other projects, she studied the feeding management of close-up rations in California dairies. Recently, she finished her PhD in Animal Biology from UC Davis. Her dissertation investigated the effect of probiotics on growth of dairy calves and assessed the safety of commercial cattle probiotic products. During her academic career, she conducted research mainly on ruminant nutrition and antimicrobial stewardship. Rúbia is based out of the University of California Cooperative Extension Tulare County office and will be assisting dairy producers throughout Tulare and Kern counties. She is looking forward to working with dairy producers, consultants, and allied industry. Please do not hesitate to contact Rubia with questions or suggestions of topics to address.

Dr. Rúbia Branco Lopes


(559) 684-3314


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Weeds School for Table Grapes 11/21/2023

CDFA Outreach and Education

As part of the Governor’s Enforcement Task Force member, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) targeted action is to provide outreach and education to the agricultural community.  Below is the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 guidance, checklists and videos that can be sent out as educational material to the agricultural sectors.

Cal/OSHA Checklist and Guidance:

  • COVID-19 General Checklist for Agricultural Employers
    English | Español
  • COVID-19 Worker Protection Video – Infection Prevention for Agricultural Workers

English(Video Transcript) – Posted May 20, 2020

Español(transcripción de video en español) – Posted May 29, 2020

Mixteco(Mixteco Video Transcript) – Posted June 5, 2020

Celebrating EFNEP’s 50 years with UC Master Gardeners in Tulare County.

EFNEP 50 Year Logo

Tulare County Agricultural Building

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