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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.


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 or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

16 Vegetable Crops Area Advisor

The Vegetable Crops Advisor will develop and conduct a research and extension program focused on vegetable crop production in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties with an emphasis on processing tomato production.  The supporting unit will be UCCE Capitol Corridor with the position located at the Woodland, Yolo County office.  A minimum of a master’s degree in horticulture, plant physiology, crop science or agronomy is required with relevant vegetable crop experience and a demonstrated understanding of soil science, nutrient and pest management and irrigation.

Vegetable crops in the three-county region is largely dominated by processing tomatoes, which had a combined value of $168 million in 2016, and nearly 50,000 harvested acres. Growers will benefit from a continued local UCCE presence to address production, pest and natural resources issues after the current Vegetable Crops Advisor, Gene Miyao, retires in July 2018.

Proposed Location/Housing

Yolo County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties


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