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January 2020

Clif Bar invests in UC’s first organic research institute

The California Organic Institute will accelerate the development and adoption of effective tools and practices for organic farmers and those transitioning to organic farming. Organic strawberries photo by Mark Bolda.

The University of California system's first-ever institute for organic research and education will be established in UC ANR with a $500,000 endowment gift from Clif Bar & Company and $500,000 in matching funds from UC President Janet...

Names in the News

Anita Martinez

Martinez joins 4-H in Imperial County Anita Martinez has joined UCCE as a new 4-H program representative overseeing the 4-H Youth Development Program in Imperial County. She started her role on Jan 2, 2020, focusing on outreach to underserved...

PAC welcomes 4 new members, discusses future role

From left, Cher Watte, Corinne Martinez and Celeste Cantu recently joined the PAC. Lucas Frerichs, not pictured, is also a new member.

Expanding ANR's academic footprint, leveraging citizen science and applying research to policy were on the agenda for the UC President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources when they met Dec. 18 in Oakland at UC Office of the...

UC ANR fundraising stars prove there really is ‘FUN’ in fundraising

4-H Youth Development in Sacramento County had an outstanding photo to promote its program on Giving Tuesday.

Add fundraising to your long list of job responsibilities and budget woes, and it can make you want to run screaming in the other direction. But it doesn't have to! UC ANR's Development Services team is here to partner with you. Whether you have a...

Governor proposes budget increase for ANR

Glenda Humiston

Governor Gavin Newsom has included a 5% increase for UC ANR in his proposed California 2020-21 State Budget, which was released Friday, Jan. 10. "We welcome an increase of $3.6 million annually for UC ANR," said Vice President...

Strategic Initiative Brief: video clinics, Knowledge Stream & thematic websites

Strategic Initiatives leaders will host workshops to create

Our digital journey: progress on video clinics, the Knowledge Stream blog and thematic websites. Video clinics moving ahead - interested?  Stay tuned for two Strategic Initiative-sponsored "how to" video clinics in April -...

Placer-Nevada wins Healthy over the Holidays group challenge

Members of the Houston Wilson lab at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center practice yoga.

Congratulations to Placer-Nevada UC Cooperative Extension. The office's Staff Assembly Ambassador, Annette Cosgrove, submitted the winning entry to the Healthy over the Holiday's photo contest. Cosgrove led the staff and academics at Placer and Nevada...

ANR staff mentorship program fosters personal, professional growth

A survey of ANR staff mentorship pilot participants showed 100% found that the program benefits mentees.

UC ANR is unique in the UC system. Its advisors and staff work in 57 out of 58 counties in the state, supporting Californians with university-based research in the areas of healthy families and communities; sustainable food systems; sustainable natural...

Are your ANR logos current?

UCANR  HZ 2019 color

The graphic design team worked throughout the fall to update logos in the UC ANR brand family, in English and Spanish, as well as an array of downloadable templates. As we begin 2020, everyone should update their branded materials such as email...

Learning & Development: Grant tracking, experiential learning, new leadership literacies

ANR L&D Image

  New skills? Extension Delivery? Building Support? Personal, Team and Office Management? Check out the Learning and Development website. Future webinars are posted and past webinar recordings are archived here. January Intro to Contracts &...

In memoriam: Steve Dasher

Harry Steven Dasher

Harry Steven Dasher, emeritus 4-H youth advisor, passed away at his home in San Diego on Jan. 4, 2020. He was 68.  After earning his bachelor's degree in animal science and a secondary teaching credential at UC Davis, Dasher began his career...

San Bruno/SSF 4-H Club awarded $9,100 grant

Tristan Davis, San Bruno/SSF 4-H club president, thanks the San Bruno Community Foundation for its support.

  Following the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that devastated San Bruno's Crestmoor neighborhood, the Community Grants Fund was created with a portion of the settlement between Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the City of San Bruno....

IRS lowers mileage reimbursement rates

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the university's mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will decrease in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS...


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