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2018 Call for Positions

December 20, 2019 Vice President Humiston announced the release of the following six positions for recruitment.

  • #12 Production Horticulture Advisor, San Diego County
  • #42 Agronomy Area Advisor, Merced County
  • #54 Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Siskiyou County
  • #58 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Area Advisor, San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
  • #62 Vegetable Crops and Small Farms Advisor, Riverside County
  • #66 Pomology and Water/Soils Area Advisor, Kings County


In the fall of 2019, UC ANR embarked on the 2019 reconfirmation process. VP Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- in order to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She asked if there were higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that weren't on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those were added to this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below. Any 2018 proposals that needed significant revisions were updated and re-posted below.

  • Any proposal numbered above 46 was 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 was already under recruitment.

From January - September 2018 initiated the 2018 CE position call, soliciting proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to the budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold until the fall of 2019; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.

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.

UC ANR also continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. As of January 2020, UC ANR developed funding partnerships to deploy $2.7M in non-traditionally funded positions: 9 academics and 14 programmatic staff. There are UC ANR resources on:

For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.

2018 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

04 Horticulture and Specialty Crops Advisor

Humboldt and Del Norte Counties have numerous vegetable, fruit, and ornamental growers who grow in climates more common in Oregon than California. The North Coast hosts a nationally important bulb and lily industry. Del Norte County produces 95% of the nation’s Easter lily bulbs. There are numerous opportunities for collaborative research that address the North Coast’s unique coastal climates and highly productive soils, which are well suited for small scale producers, and niche marketing. There are research needs into emerging specialty crops (e.g. cold hardy citrus, quinoa, grape varieties, wasabi, etc.), organic production systems, new varieties for existing crops, and pest management issues. The region’s young producers, along with socially disadvantaged and underserved Hispanic, Native American, and Hmong agricultural entrepreneurs, seek extension support. This position will oversee the Master Gardener Programs in Humboldt and Del Norte and may affiliate with the Vegetable Crops Program Team (PT) and Environmental Horticulture PT, State Master Gardener Program, and the Small Farm Workgroup (WG), among others. This position is critical and widely supported by these PTs and WGs because there is extremely limited agricultural expertise in the North Coast, with no personnel from Humboldt State University or community colleges in the area, no pest control advisors, no crop consultants, or CE farm advisors within a 3-hour (to Humboldt) to a 5-hour (to Del Norte) drive of this region. The Humboldt and Del Norte CE unit has historically had horticultural experience and there is a significant capacity gap created by the 2017 retirement of the past Plant Sciences advisor. Additionally, the Del Norte office has not had an advisor located in that office since 2010.

Proposed Location/Housing

Humboldt-Del Norte Counties

Proposed Area of Coverage

Humboldt and Del Norte


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