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2014 New Call for Positions

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Position Details

025 Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor - Sutter, Yuba & Butte Counties

Proposed Location/Housing

UCCE Sutter-Yuba

Proposed Area of Coverage

Sutter, Yuba & Butte Counties

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Comments

5 Comments

1
The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Rangeland Coalition) would like to express support for the Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor position for Sutter, Yuba and Butte Counties.

The Rangeland Coalition is an unprecedented group of ranchers, environmental organizations, scientists and government agencies who are major California rangeland stakeholders. Together, signatories strive to enhance and preserve private working landscapes. We feel strongly a need for this position that working across disciplines will play an essential role in the development and application of science-based recommendations to maximize the provision of ecosystem services such as forage productivity, wildlife habitat, invasive species control and an adequate and reliable water supply for California. This position will provide critical insights to guide rangeland management, and outreach, along with playing a pivotal role in meeting the objectives stated in the Rangeland Coalition Strategic Plan.

Rangeland Coalition signatories are confident that this position would provide the expertise required to translate research into management recommendations to increase the viability of the ranching industry while protecting rangeland ecosystems in California.


Sincerely,

Pelayo Alvarez
Conservation Program Director
Posted Jul 18, 2014 3:53 PM by Pelayo Alvarez
2
I am Past-President of Butte County Cattlemen and currently serve as Secretary. In addition, I serve as 2nd Vice-President of the California Cattlemen's Association.Our associations (Butte County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen) deems this UC position critical to the region. Not only is the livestock business one of the foundational industries, the landowners are responsible fo significant natural resources--entire watersheds, wildlife---and all types of ecosystem services. Having a Farm Advisor who understands livestock systems, as well as natural resources is essential. This technicial expertise is crticial to maintain the contributions of liverstock to tthe local economy, protection of open space, fire suppression, sharing knowledge on the agriculture/urban interface, and simultenously working to enhance natural resrouces. We strongly urge you to fund this essential hire to the region.

Sincerely,

Dave Daley, PhD
Secretary, Butte Coutny Cattlemen's Association
Posted Jul 22, 2014 8:22 AM by David Daley
3
I am the current president of the Butte County Cattlemen's Association and a Butte County Farm Bureau Board Member. This particular advisors position is crucial in this area. Not only do these positions provide important training for commercial cattlemen but they act as the only training that some small producers may see. This position has also been a great tool for introductions to new regulations and safety guidelines that gone unnoticed could put our industry at risk. The livestock industry is vibrant in this area and heavily utilizes this position. We have the need and the audience. I urge you to please fill this advisor position.

Thank you

Sean Earley
President,
Butte County Cattlemen's
Posted Jul 22, 2014 12:25 PM by Sean Earley
4
I have already commented as a cattlemen and officer of the cattlemens' association. I would also like to offer my support to this position as the current Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture at CSU, Chico. We value our relationship with UC Extension and the work of the Farm Advisors in the region. This position would play a crticial role in serving the students and potential producers of the three county area. There is a growing interest in both natural resources and food production. The technical expertise of a Farm Advisor in Butte and surrounding counties is critical to the viability of the ranching community, natural resources preservation and educational outreach. The collaborative efforts of UC and CSU, Chcio on Field Days, programs and applied research have been very important to all stakeholders in the agricultural community. The livestock industry in particular truly values the outreach and dissemination of technical knowledge that UC Extension provides. The networking between our academic communitiies makes sense and leverages resources for both institutions. I strongly recommend funding of this position.

Sincerely,

Dave Daley, PhD
Interim Dean
College of Agriculture
CSU, Chico 95929-0310
Posted Jul 22, 2014 2:08 PM by David Daley, PhD
5
As an Assistant Professor of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture at CSU, Chico, I view this Cooperative Extension position extremely important to the region. There is a large and growing interest in both animal sciences and land resource management amongst our student population; therefore, having a Farm Advisor with understanding and expertise in these areas would be highly beneficial. The expertise of the Farm Advisor in this three-county position helps bring technical information not only to our students, but farmers, ranchers, and the community as well. Specifically, in my courses I have had Farm Advisors come present their research. This has lead to students taking summer internships in various county offices and fortififed their interest in pursuing graduate school. In addition, I value my personal relationship with this position as we are able to collaborate on research and informational meetings for producers.

This position is critical to the region because of the large amount of diverse agriculture production. We need a Farm Advisor that is 'systems-based' and can understand and apply the importance of crop production, livestock production and natural resources. This position is also critical for sufficing the mission of the land-grant institution. I highly recommend funding this position.

Kasey DeAtley, PhD
Assistant Professor - College of Agriculture
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0310
Posted Jul 22, 2014 3:16 PM by Kasey DeAtley

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