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Air Quality

Summary The purpose of the Agricultural Air Quality Workgroup is to bring together individuals from diverse commodity areas to participate in a forum on air quality issues as they relate to production agriculture in California.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name John Karlik (Co-Chair)
Phone (661) 868-6220
Unit: Kern County
Location: Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, 93307
Name Frank Mitloehner (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 752-3936
Unit: Animal Science
Location: Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
Davis, 95616-8521
Membership List
Castillo, Alejandro Merced County
  Farm Advisor   Dairy Science - Emeritus Ruminants Nutrition
AES Scientist
Carroll, John Atmospheric Science Program
  Professor   Meteorologist-AES Air pollution, meteorology, meteorological instrumentation, polar meteorology, numerical modeling.
Goldstein, Allen Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor, Ecosystem Sciences Biogeochemistry, global change, air pollution, chemistry of the atmosphere on regional and global scales, biosphere-atmosphere exchange of radiatively and chemically active trace gases
Scow, Kate Land, Air & Water Resources
  Professor  Soil Microbial Ecologist-AES Biodegradation of organic pollutants; kinetics of microbial processes in soil; microbial ecology; nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems; organic matter decomposition
CE Advisor
Anderson, Kenneth Humboldt/Del Norte Counties
  Dairy Advisor Dairy Management Education
Bacon, Debora Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Dairy
Caprile - Emeritus, Janet Contra Costa County
  Farm Advisor Commercial fruit, nut, vine, vegetable, field, specialty crops
Giusti, Gregory Lake County
  Past County Director Lake & Mendocino Counties, Advisor:Forests & Wildland Ecology - Retired/ Emeritus Status Forest management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries and freshwater ecology
Higginbotham, Gerald Madera County
  Dairy Farm Advisor Dairy nutrition and management; silage management
Holtz, Brent San Joaquin County
  County Director and Farm Advisor Pomology, deciduous tree fruits and nuts, plant pathology
Karlik, John Kern County
  Extension Advisor Environmental Horticulture/Environmental Science
Markegard, Gary Humboldt County Office
  Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor/County Director Livestock, range, wildlife, recreation
Mutters, Randall Butte County
  Emeritus Farm Advisor Rice, winter cereals, turf
O'Connell, Neil Tulare County
  Retired Farm Advisor Citrus, Avocado
Peterson, Nyles San Bernardino County
  County Director & Cooperative Extension Advisor - Dairy Dairy management, waste management, milk quality and milking management
Reed, Barbara Butte County
  Farm Advisor Dairy advisor for the Northern Sacramento Valley including Glenn,Butte,Colusa, Tehama and Shasta Counties. Also providing suport to Siskiyou County dairies.
CE Specialist
Allen, Edith Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Natural Resources Specialist & Professor of Plant Ecology
Collar, Carol Veterinary Medicine Extension
  CE Specialist Dairy, livestock and forage
Grantz, David Botany & Plant Sciences
  Plant Physiologist & CE Specialist    Air pollution, Ozone, Environmental Crop Physiology, Biofuel Feedstocks
Mitloehner, Frank Animal Science
  Professor and CE Specialist Livestock systems air quality; quantification and mitigation of Ag air pollutants
Nakamura, Gary Center for Forestry (UCB)
  Area Forestry Specialist;retired Conifer forest management, silviculture, environmental education for teachers, biomass harvesting, eucalyptus production, power plant ash, bioregional councils, community-based forestry
Other UC
Arey, Janet Air Pollution Research Center, UCR
Ashbaugh, Lowell Air Quality Group, Crocker Nuclear Lab, UCD
Atkinson, Roger Air Pollution Research Center UCR
Membership Totals
Number of Members24
ANR Members24
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