4-H & Families
ANR Communication Services is offering three new Site Builder trainings in October.
Jackson - October 12, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
12200-B Airport Road
Jackson, CA 95642-9527
Hosted by Amador County CE. Please contact Robin Cleveland at (530) 621-5528 if you are interested in attending.
Ventura - October 20, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Hosted by Ventura County CE. Please contact Susan Latham at (805) 525-9293 x205 if you are interested in attending.
Davis - October 27, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
1850 Research Park Drive
(in Office of Research suite 129 next to Comm. Svcs.)
Davis, CA 95618
Hosted by ANR Communication Services. [This session is at maximum capacity.]
ANR academics working in sustainable food systems are invited to the “ASI & CE Joint Symposium: Building Collaborations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems” on Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis.
Cooperative Extension academics and the staff and affiliated faculty of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis will gather to exchange information about programs and explore opportunities for collaboration.
People who intend to attend the symposium should complete the CE & ASI Collaboration Survey to assist the organizers in planning the meeting and future collaboration efforts.
There is no fee to attend and there are funds to assist with travel. Be prepared to estimate your travel when you register. If space or funds become limited, priority will be given to CE academics and ASI members. To register, visit http://ucanr.org/sites/ASI_CEmeeting .
The Robert Mondavi Institute - Center for Wine Economics will sponsor a symposium from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14. It will feature a roundtable discussion of boom and bust cycles and emerging opportunities in the world wine industry, focusing on the roles of evolving markets, resource constraints, and technologies.
The symposium will begin with a keynote presentation by Peter Hayes, a leading figure in the Australian wine industry with broad experience at the senior level in viticulture, management of issues, and management of R&D, and a graduate from the UCD Department of Viticulture & Enology. Hayes will draw upon his experiences in international wine industry affairs, wine company operations and R&D investment/management to address global wine trends, the structure and delivery of industry-wide funding and investment in R&D for wine and irrigation-based industries and potential for new priorities and directions for development.
Agricultural and Resource Economics Professors Dan Sumner and Richard Howitt will open the discussion with brief forward-looking presentations about markets and resource constraints, to be followed by a roundtable discussion involving all participants.
The symposium presentations will be followed by a hosted reception.
Some background information can be drawn from the recent special issue of ARE Update “The World of Wine: Economic Issues and Outlook" http://www.agecon.ucdavis.edu/extension/update/issues/v13n6.pdf
Registration is free but space will be limited. Please register by sending an e-mail to Jonathan Barker at email@example.com.
More event information is at http://aic.ucdavis.edu/boomandbust.
The UC Riverside Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be at the UCR Turfgrass Research Facility, Dept. of Agricultural Operations at 1060 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Riverside. Registration is $50, but rises to $65 after Sept. 10.
To register or for more information, go to http://ucanr.org/sites/UCRturfgrasslandscapefieldday/.
Apply now to serve on the UC ANR Peer Review Committee to review academic merit and promotion requests for Cooperative Extension advisors. The new Peer Review Committee will replace the Senior Administrative Council, or SAC, which was composed of the three regional directors and four program leaders and chaired by the associate VP.
This new committee will be chaired by Kimberly Rodrigues, executive director for Academic Personnel, and include seven advisors. The members will serve 2- to 3-year overlapping terms to ensure consistency in the review process. The work of this committee requires concentrated effort/review between April-May. Ad hoc peer review committees will be developed for promotions.
Sept. 9 is the deadline for applying to be part of this important process.
For more information and the application, please see http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/47841.doc.