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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.

2016 approved CE 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:

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.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

007 Area Agricultural Systems Advisor - Lake/Mendocino Counties

The proposed Agricultural Systems Advisor is intended to address existing and emerging small-scale production of agricultural products in Lake and Mendocino Counties. The need has existed for some time as exurbanites and others have migrated to rural communities to live a "rural life style". Many of these individuals are entrepreneurial and are investing time, money and energy into developing alternative food crops to augment local supply. There is a need to connect with this clientele group as they need guidance and support on expanding their operations and they provide a key contact for UCCE ANR as many are well connected and financially stable offering the opportunity to build support for UCCE among a yet explored clientele group. 

Proposed Location/Housing

Lake County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Lake and Mendocino Counties


Associated Documents


1 Comment

I strongly agree that this position is needed. I operate the MendoLake Food Hub which works with roughly 25 small scale producers in Lake and Mendocino counties, helping them to access markets and distributed their produce. I have seen first hand that our small farm producers need advice and assistance in improving their operational efficiency and deepening their skill set. I do not agree that a Masters in plant science or related fields is needed. I think a BS or BA in related fields with experience in a broad range of agricultural and business related fields is more appropriate. Many of the small scale producers are grappling with a broad range of issues, many of which are not related directly to plant health or agricultural systems but more to marketing, sales, and business planning. In addition, many small scale producers struggle with paperwork around compliance and certification, so having someone with experience in these fields will be beneficial.
Posted Jun 28, 2016 4:42 PM by John Bailey

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