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 email@example.com or (510) 987-0029.
15 Urban Agriculture/Small Farms Area Advisor
The Urban Agriculture/Small Farms Area Advisor will develop and conduct an applied research and education program for small-scale growers engaged in direct and nontraditional production and marketing of vegetable and specialty crops with an emphasis on organic production in the greater Los Angeles basin (desert areas are already covered). The Advisor will also work in the emerging area of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), a food production approach conducted in enclosed facilities in large urban centers. A minimum of a Master's Degree in plant science, agronomy, vegetable science, horticulture, or a closely related field is required. Experience in small-scale production systems and/or sustainable agriculture is preferred. Bilingual (English and Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. The Advisor will report to the San Bernardino County Co-Directors with input on program direction, coordination and evaluation from the other County Directors and South Coast Research and Extension Center (SCREC) Director. The Advisor will also collaborate with other Advisors assigned to the four-county area (including Sustainable Food System Advisor Rachel Surls who specializes in the non-production aspect of food systems), other statewide Urban Ag/Small Farm Advisors, campus based Specialists and Faculty, and on projects at SCREC and the UC Riverside Citrus Experiment Station. The Advisor will affiliate with the statewide Sustainable Agricultural Research and Extension Program (SAREP) and the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and participate in workgroups associated with the Agriculture Production Management Systems, Vegetable Crops, Pest Management, Water Resources, and Building Food Security Program Teams. The Advisor will also spend up to 20% of his/her time providing research-based information on non-commercial vegetable production to Master Gardeners (with MG programs being coordinated and managed by UCCE Community Educators in each of the four counties) who will extend the information to gardening networks and the public.
San Bernardino County
Proposed Area of Coverage
San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties (non-desert areas of all four counties)
- Janet Hartin - Main Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (docx), uploaded 05/22/2018 by Janet Hartin
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-Maggie O'Neill, Executive Director, San Bernardino County Farm Bureau