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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

030 Area Local Food Systems/Small Farms Advisor

The Advisor will address critical issues related to sustainable production, economics and marketing, compliance with food safety standards, and regulatory issues regarding labor, pesticides, and nitrogen use that affect the economic viability of the small acreage, local food system in the Northern Sacramento Valley.

Proposed Location/Housing

UCCE Glenn County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Glenn, Butte, Tehama


Associated Documents


1 Comment

As Vice-Chairman of the Glenn County Board of Supervisors it is very important that we have a small farm advisor. Small family farms have been the backbone to American agriculture. Today the small family farm is disappearing as we see the rise of large agribusiness farms. As a youth I experienced working on a small family farm as my father had a few cattle and also grew tomatoes to sell to local restaurants and in farmers markets. Having a farm advisor that would work with a small farm was essential to his success. Many small family farms provide the opportunities for youth to be involved in 4-H. In addition they grow produce that are sold in our local Farmer’s Markets, which provides fresh, home grown produce to our many small communities. This candidate chosen for this position would foster connections within the community to enhance the economic success of farmers operating on small acreages. In addition, the chosen candidate would focus on nutrient management, economic viability, business planning, and pest management. Please fund this position so that our small family farms can have easily attainable advice so they can be successful.
Posted May 24, 2016 10:59 AM by Keith Corum, Glenn County Supervisor

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