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January 2023

Register for the UC ANR Statewide Conference

Registration is now open for the UC ANR Statewide Conference 2023 being held April 24-27 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. The conference theme is “Growing Our Future Together, Aligning Strengths for California's...

Early career academics invited to UC ANR Programmatic Orientation

All early-career academics are invited to register for the upcoming UC ANR Programmatic Orientations.  Early career UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists, academic coordinators, academic administrators and AES faculty who have...

Storm damages Elkus Ranch, limits access

Crossing Purisima Creek by bucket lift to enter Elkus Ranch takes about 2 minutes, which feels like a snail's pace compared to driving over, says Leslie Jensen.

As 2023 roared in like a lion, ushering in a series of storms, many Californians experienced some impact from flooding, power outages, fallen trees, road closures and even evacuations. UC ANR colleagues at Elkus Ranch are continuing to deal with...

UC ANR grows connections, knowledge at EcoFarm

Houston Wilson, Krista Marshall and Jessie Kanter of the Organic Agriculture Institute spread the word about OAI at their EcoFarm Expo table

Delivering presentations and hosting networking events, UC ANR academics and staff were a prominent presence at the 43rd EcoFarm Conference, the oldest and largest sustainable farming conference in the West. The conference was held Jan. 18-21 at...

Names in the News

Flavie Audoin

Audoin joins Central Sierra  Flavie Audoin (pronounced Flah-vee Oh-dwan) joined UCCE Central Sierra on Jan. 17 as a livestock and natural resources area advisor serving Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado and Tuolumne counties. For the last six...

Carrying forward Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final address to the Bay Area at UC Berkeley in May 1967.

February is Black History Month. Last month, the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. King would have been 94 years old on Jan. 15, 2023. While we celebrate his fight, his views, his moral stances and his wins for the community, we...

L&D - Podcasting, Work with CE Specialists, Proposal development, Inclusive training, Conflict competence

Extension Methods and Delivery

ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  Landing page| Webinar Recordings| Learning Resources Do you have a webinar to present in any of these four learning strategies? Let us know by filling out this interest form! Extension Methods &...

Show your impact via UC Delivers

Laura Vollmer wrote about encouraging school-aged children to engage in physical activity for UC Delivers:

  UC Delivers stories show how UC ANR is helping Californians improve their health, wealth and the world around them. When we explain UC ANR contributions with examples such as improving food safety, enhancing community development, preparing for...

IREC calls for research proposals

Orchardgrass test plot at Intermountain Research & Extension Center.

The Intermountain Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals from researchers for new and continuing research projects in 2023-24. IREC is a 140-acre research facility located at 4,000 feet elevation near the Oregon border. The center...

Water resources research proposals due Feb. 28

The California Institute for Water Resources is pleased to announce its 2023-25 Request for Proposals for junior investigators.  Funded projects are slated to begin Sept. 1. Please note that the funding period may fluctuate and is based...

Western SARE Sabbatical Grants Program accepting proposals

Western SARE Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region for conducting research, education, and Extension activities....

IGIS offers GIS and data workshops

UC Love Data Week is Feb. 13-17.

The Informatics and GIS Statewide Program (IGIS) is pleased to share its Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule. All workshops will be on Zoom and are free for the ANR community.  Workshops include “Introduction to ArcGIS...

Become a mentor for UC ANR colleagues

With more than 100 new employees joining UC ANR in the past year, there is an extremely high demand for mentors in the fifth annual ANR Mentorship Program. ANR Learning & Development is seeking volunteers – both staff and academics...

In memoriam: G. Steven Sibbett

Steve Sibbett

Steve Sibbett, UCCE emeritus nuts, prunes, olives, apples and pears farm advisor for Tulare County, passed away unexpectedly at his Visalia home on Nov. 17. He was 82.   Most of his illustrious 35-year career was spent serving agriculturists in...


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