2018 Call for Positions
From January - September 2018 ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The 2018 call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to current budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.
In the fall of 2019, Vice President Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- anticipating being able to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She has asked if there are higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that aren’t on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those will be added this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below.
- 2019 Reconfirmation Process
- CE Position Proposal Template
- CE Position Proposal Criteria
If any 2018 proposals need significant revisions/updates the most current versions will be resubmitted and posted below.
Proposal Submittal Groups
Below are the submitted proposals.
- Any proposal numbered above 46 has been submitted as an emergency gap proposal during the 2019 reconfirmation process.
- The following proposals were updated as part of the 2019 reconfirmation process: Advisor #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42; and Specialist # 35.
- # 18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor is currently under recruitment.
For reference, 2018 new CE position development process: flowchart
To see the 2018 proposed ideas that did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas could be further developed by later submittal groups.
For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
34 Precision Livestock and Poultry Production Systems Specialist
The focus of this statewide position is to provide extension, outreach and applied research on precision farming technologies for livestock and poultry production systems. New and innovative technologies are being introduced into the marketplace at an exponential rate, with novel applications focused on optimizing individual animal performance, improved feed efficiency, reduced production costs, minimized environmental impacts, or improved animal welfare. The outreach, extension, and research components of this position will assist producers, livestock industries, and governmental agencies better understand the costs and benefits of adopting these emerging technologies and how best to develop hardware and software tools that translate into improved farming practices.
Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Edward Atwill - Main Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (docx), uploaded 05/15/2018 by Edward Atwill