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Agriculture and Nature Tourism

Summary Facilitates research and education activities that add value to the rural and agricultural sectors through agritourism and nature tourism.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Holly George (Chair)
Unit: Plumas Sierra
Location: 208 Fairground Road
Quincy, 95971
Name Penny Leff (Chair)
Phone (530) 752-5208
Unit: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program
Membership List
Childress, Linda International Ag, UC Davis
  Director farm tours
AES Scientist
London, Jonathan Human & Community Development
  Assistant Professor Rural community development, natural resource/environmental social science, participatory research, youth development
CE Advisor
Caprile - Emeritus, Janet Contra Costa County
  Farm Advisor Commercial fruit, nut, vine, vegetable, field, specialty crops
Cassell, Jodi Solano County
  Natural Resources Advisor California Water Policy, Aquatic Invasive Species, Public Participation, Citizen Science, Science Literacy
Elkins, Rachel Lake County
  County Director -Lake County, Pomology Farm Advisor in Lake and Mendocino Counties and Master Gardener Advisor in Lake County
George, Holly Plumas Sierra
  Livestock & Natural Resource- Emeritus Livestock, Multiple Use of Natural Resources & Community Development
Ingram, Roger Placer-Nevada Counties
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Emeritus Grazing management, fencing, nutrition, economics, livestock, range, land use, low-stress livestock handling, California Grazing Academy
Johnson, Leigh
  Coastal Resources Advisor, Emerita Policy Analysis, Coastal Water Quality, Aquatic Invasive Species, Water Supply, Recreational Boating
I King, Ann
Lobo, Ramiro San Diego County
  Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor Farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops
McArthur, Karl San Bernardino County
  Desert Natural Resource Advisor Policy Issues/Desert Regions of Tri-County area, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial
McGourty, Glenn Mendocino County
  County Director /Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor Plant science--all horticultural crops including wine grapes, vegetables; viticulture; nursery and floriculture (ornamentals); landscape; also sustainable agriculture and weed science
Murray, Mike Glenn County
  "County Director, Farm Advisor, Emeritus" Vegetable crops, community development
Oneto, Scott Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor / County Director Agriculture, master gardener program, rangeland management, weed science
Paterson, Carole Solano County
  Emeritus 4-H Youth Community Development Advisor    Youth development, community development, group facilitation, event planning
Rilla, Ellie Marin County
  Advisor Emeritus Public policy education, natural resource issues, community development
Robb, Karen Mariposa County
  Farm Advisor   County Director Horticulture, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management, Ag/Urban Issues
(info only) Smith, Dorothy Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition Family and Consumer Science Advisor El Dorado/Amador /Calaveras /Tuolumne Counties Nutrition
Sullins, Jim Tulare County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Livestock, Range and Natural Resources, Public Policy, Community Development
Tourte, Laura Santa Cruz County
  Farm Management Advisor - Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito Counties
Varea Hammond, Sonya Monterey County
  County Director (Emeritus, Retired) Public Policy - Biotechnology Education and Land Use
Wunderlich, Lynn Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Viticulture and Pomology for the foothills; Sprayer calibration; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control
CE Specialist
Campbell, Dave Human & Community Development
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension; Associate Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Community development research and outreach in areas of local policy implementation, social service networks, local and regional food systems, accountability, citizenship, and governance.
Getz, Christy Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Natural Resource-Dependent Workers and Communities
Harris, Linda Food Science & Technology
  CE Specialist-Food Safety   Microbiology Microbial food safety throughout the food chain with a focus on the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts.
Jolly, Desmond Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Former director   Specialist in Cooperative Extension   Small Farm Program Marketing, agricultural sustainability, economics of food safety, consumption economics and public policy, international agricultural development; Director of Small Farm Program
Other ANR
Fall, Carol Trinity County Cooperative Extension
  Program Representative II
Fujimoto, Isao Human & Community Development
  Emeritus   Senior Lecturer SOE Strategies for community empowerment, rural revitalization, celebrations and symbols for building community solidarity, sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology, San Joaquin Valley, Third World, Pacific Rim, Japan
Leff, Penny Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program
  Agritourism Coordinator/Public Education Specialist Agritourism support
Warnert, Jeannette Communication Services and Information Technology
  Communications Specialist Writing
Akin, Larry Central Sacto Valley RC&D
  Program Coordinator community dev, organization, agtourism
Bates, Karen The Apple Farm
  Farmer farmer
Bell, David Regional Water Qaulity Control Board
  Programmer Database Admin
Blacklock, Patrick Cosumnes River College
  Dean, Careers and Technology
Bliss, Shepherd Kokopelli Farm, Sebastopol
  Farmer/Entrepreneur farm tours, specialty crops
Brady, Gillian UC, SFC and Yolo/Solano Co
  Researcher farm trails
Brenner, Karen Brenner Ranch, Lincoln
  farmer fruit production, farm tours & farmers markts
Caldwell, Angela Yuba City
  Farmer/Entrepreneur farmer/educator
Deiss, Jeff USDA Rural Development, Davis
  rural development, farm finance
Dimock, Michael Sunflower Strategies, Santa Rosa
  President marketing
Donnell, Ken independent, Plumas County
  consultant recreation tourism
Doughty, Sharon
  Dairy Farmer dairy
Dwyer, Bob Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Watsonville
  economic development
Earnshaw, Sam CAFF, Santa Cruz
  Farmer/Organizer agricultural policy
Ecklund, Steve Yosemite Union High School
  Agriculture Instructor agriculture, education
Eveland, Linda Colusa County Farm Bureau
  Executive Manager coordination with producers
Gizdich, Nita Gizdich Ranch, Watsonville
  Farmer/Entrepreneur farm tours, value-added specialty crops, u-pick
Gomes, Vera Farm Bureau of Santa Clara Co
  policy development, agricultural education
Graff, Peter Gavilan College Small Business Development Center, Gilroy
  Director entrepreneurship education
Ivy, Maggie Santa Cruz Co Conference and Visitors Council
  CEO marketing, customer relations
Joyer, Annette USDA Rural Development, Davis
  Specialist business development
Kelly, Katherine Impossible Acres, Davis
  Farmer agricultural education, u-pick, specialty crops, farm tours
Klose, Fred Dept. of Food and Ag, Sac
  Specialist international trade, agricultural promotion
Ladner, Sue USDA Rural Development, Elk Grove
  rural development
Lewis, Doug Lewis Farmily Farm
  owner, operator direct marketing
Love, Teresa Cal Poly State University
  Professor, Recreation & Tourism
Manas, Fred Manas Ranch, Esparto
  Farmer u-pick
McCleery, Dick
McIntyre, George Rural Tourism Assoc, Chico
  agricultural tourism operator
Nairn, Jana Ballico
  Farmer farm tours
Natchtigall-Friesen, Rosemary Squaw Valley Herb Gardens
  owner, operator herb, theather, education
Oakes, Evan Ag Venture Tours, Monterey
  President agricultural tourism operator
Pease, Burke Monterey Co Travel & Tourism Alliance, Carmel
  Director tourism industry, marketing
Platzek, Rudy Valley Vision Project, Ceres
  Director regional development
Quinlan, Connie Monterey Co Ag Education, Inc, Spreckels
  Director agricultural education
Reed, Bonnie Allied Insurance Company
  Underwriting Manager risk management, horses
Reid, Andrew Sacramento Housing Authority
  Consultant marketing
Richardson, Nancy Farm Bureau of Santa Clara Co
  policy development, agricultural education
Richerson, Lois
  Farmer/Entrepreneur specialty crops
Rodriguez, Jeff RC&D/NRCS, Morro Bay
  Central Coast RC&D Coordinator resource conservation, education, outreach, coordinator of Central Coast agricultural tourism working group
Sanchez, Luis
  Consultant viticulture, agricultural tourism, operator for researchers and growers Latin America
Sawatzky, lavone Wiebe Farms Country Store & Tours
  owner, operator agtours
Schmall, Darren Madera
  Farmer/Entrepreneur farm tours
Sheffield, Emilyn Calif State Univ Chico
  Chair, Recreation Studies recreation research/education
Skidmore, Denise Merced
  Farmer/Entrepreneur farm tours
Smith, Robyn Yosemite/Sequoia RC&D
  Program Coordinator economic development
Swan, Pamela Swan & Associates, Healdsburg
  Consultant rural economic development
Mountjoy, Daniel
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Vasconcellos, Mary Ann Central Coast Agtourism Council & CAFF
  Coordinator small family farms
Whitman, Frankie Kensington
  Consultant agricultural and consumer education, urban/rural interface
Work, George & Elaine San Miguel
  Rancher/Entrepreneur ranch tours and ranch homestays
Wright, Nancy Government, City of Watsonville
  economic development
Membership Totals
Number of Members84
ANR Members30
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