2016 Call for Positions
On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.
January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).
The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:
- Strategic Initiative Leaders
- Program Team Leaders
- County and Multicounty Partnership Directors List
- Executive Associate Deans
The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.
The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.
- 2016 Position Proposal Review Template (for use by approved review groups only; others use the public comments feature)
- 2016 CE Position Proposal Criteria
- 2014-2015 CE Advisor and Specialist Hires and 2016 Recruitments
- For CE programmatic footprint information refer to the Taxonomy and Personnel System
- 2016 CE positions flowchart(complete process and timeline)
If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 URS Call for Positions
034 Area Orchard Systems Farm Advisor Position
This position is a critical component of a three adviser team engaging issues related to sustainable orchard Crop production in Tehama,Glenn and Butte counties. The area covers 235,500 acres of walnut,almond,prune and olive farming with a value at $1,278,795,728 dollars. Project areas include:
1) Safe and effective use of pesticides
2) Food safety
3) Water quality and availability
4) Nutrient management and nitrate leaching
Internal and external networking with ANR,Research and outreach are described in the proposal.
UCCE Tehama County Red Bluff ,California 96080
Proposed Area of Coverage
Tehama, Glenn and butte Counties
- Richard Buchner - Main Contact
- Randall Mutters - Additional Contact
- Betsy Karle - Additional Contact
- Tehama Area Orchard Farm Advisor (docx), uploaded 07/13/2016 by Christopher Hanson
As VP of Grower Services at Diamond Foods (large walnut processor), I have directly experienced the benefits provided by an AA. They are an important component in a total crop system because they are “in tune” with the local growing area and understand the specific challenges and unique advantages. The AA is the pathway to relevant, regional research in: pest & disease management, improved rootstocks & varieties, irrigation & nutrient optimization, and general orchard management- interconnected areas resulting in high quality walnuts.
The AA is accessible which is tremendously valuable to Diamond and our walnut growers as it develops strong community ties relevant to the area’s production. Diamond continuously reaches out for their expertise, advice, and content for correspondence. As the California Walnut Industry continues to flourish, new cultural issues emerge. The AA is often the first line of assistance growers turn to obtain meaningful solutions. These are a few of the many reasons why Diamond has a long history of support and cooperation with AA’s. The truth remains that retaining this position is crucial for the industry’s overall outlook.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ongoing research utilizing innovative tree health monitoring techniques insures that orchards are maintained at an optimal level. This research has not only resulted in improvements to local production, but it provides vital information used in orchards throughout the world. Richard Buchner is known for his creativity and insight, working closely with agriculturalists and the County Ag Commissioner to implement these new technologies and practices. It is vital that his position continues within Tehama County.
Bill Goodwin, Chief Administrator,County of Tehama
This Area Orchard Systems advisor will play a critical role in helping us continue to produce a safe, responsibly grown, and highly affordable food supply.
The horticultural challenges we face today are numerous and ever changing. Challenges such as walnut blight, botryosphaeria, limited availability of irrigation water, lack of effective soil fumigants, crown gall, phytophthora crown rot, codling moth, husk fly (on the increase!), and how to intelligently reduce labor inputs (due to the lack of ag workers) without compromising production or quality, represent important opportunities for local research and extension.
I have consulted with the current Farm Advisor, Rick Buchner a lot over the years. He has been outstanding. As our industry progresses, it is very likely that growers will rely even more on the outstanding person that will fill this slot. Please do fill this position.