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
041 Area Small Farms Advisor
Area Small Farms Advisor will conduct a problem-solving research and outreach program in small-scale production of vegetable crops, berry crops, and other specialty crops in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Small farms dominate the demographics of these two counties representing 74% of the 7,723 farms. These small farms supply fresh produce and specialty crops directly to the numerous certified Farmer’s Markets within the San Francisco Bay Area as well as large urban cities within the San Joaquin Valley. Many of these producers are ethnically diverse and represent an underserved segment of our clientele base.
The Advisor will address issues affecting the productivity of small farms including soils, irrigation, crop nutrition, organic farming, and integrated pest management through collaborations with other advisors, specialists, nonprofit organizations, and private industry. The Advisor will address critical issues for small farms related to economics and marketing, compliance with food safety standards, and regulatory issues of labor, OSHA, air quality, pesticides, and herbicide and nitrate use regulations that affect the economic viability of small-scale farm families.
San Joaquin County
Proposed Area of Coverage
Northern San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
- Brent Holtz - Main Contact
- Area Small Farms Advisor, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties (pdf), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Brent Holtz
In many cases here is a huge need to make sure grower especially thos from SE Asia understand the agricultural cultural differences that exists between the two areas. In order to safely produce and market their products this position would play a vital role in helping these growers to succeed and meet the regulatory requirements that will help them to become an economic and culturally important part if the agricultural community.
My district covers over 54% of the County and in addition to three of the seven cities, I have by far the largest representation of farmers and ranchers. Consequently, I am very active with the farm community including the Farm Bureau. I attend all their Board meetings and always appreciate Brent’s reports on what is happening at UC Davis. Our partnership with the UC Extension, whereby the County provides office space in our Robert Cabral Agricultural Center in addition to clerical and vehicle support, ensures the best strategies to increase our growers’ productivity.
Mr. Holtz is requesting the position titled Small Farms Advisor for San Joaquin County. Our County has 106 certified small producing farms on three to five acre parcels that would rely on this Advisor to assist them with issues unique to their operations.
Consequently, I give my total support to Mr. Holtz’s proposal and believe the position would be a tremendous benefit to our agricultural economy.
Chuck Winn, Supervisor 4th District
San Joaquin County
I sincerely hope that we get a Small Farms Advisor in the area soon. Not only to serve and support the existing and up-and-coming small farmers, but also to provide guidance and assistance to those interested in moving into a more sustainable form of growing food; be it community gardens, home gardens, food cooperatives, etc. The Small Farms Advisor, I believe, plays a very special and crucial role in this intersection of food security, food sovereignty, marketing, technical expertise, community engagement, and agriculture renewal.