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April 2024

Celebration Corner

CSAC CEO Graham Knaus, left, presented the CSAC Challenge Award to Jen Miller, Shannon Klisch and Mishelle Costa. Photo by Chris Greer

  CSAC honors UCCE San Luis Obispo team A representative of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) presented the County of San Luis Obispo with the 2023 CSDC Challenge Award during the Board of Supervisors meeting on April...

Legislators hear about UC ANR research, outreach to improve California

From left, Cindy Chen, Glenda Humiston, Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Esmeralda Soria, Gabe Youtsey and Victor Francovich, chief consultant for the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

UC ANR held its annual advocacy day on April 10, meeting with state legislators to build awareness of how Californians are benefiting from its work across the state. The group, led by Vice President Glenda Humiston and Associate Vice President Brent...

Governing Council, PAC tour Desert REC, Salton Sea

4-H member Bayne Bernal, left, met UC President Drake during his visit to Desert Research and Extension Center.

Vice President Glenda Humiston and UC ANR employees gave UC President Michael Drake, the UC ANR Governing Council and the President's Advisory Commission members a tour of the Salton Sea area and Desert Research and Extension Center in...

Names in the News

Phillip Fujiyoshi

Fujiyoshi joins Capitol Corridor small farms team Phillip Fujiyoshi joined UCANR on April 3 as a UCCE small farms extension and research associate in the Capitol Corridor. Working with Margaret Lloyd, UCCE small farms advisor, Fujiyoshi supports...

Webinars explore role of trees in climate change resilience, May 14-16

Janet Hartin and the UC Master Gardeners of Riverside County gave away trees at the

A free webinar series titled “Trees to the Rescue: Solutions for Climate Change” will be held on May 14-16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. The webinars are sponsored by the University of California Thelma Hansen Fund. “The...

ANR takes kids to work at UCOP

At UCOP's Take Our Kids to Work Day, kids made fruit-infused water as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. Photo by Ryan Williams

UC ANR employees at UC Office of the President in Oakland participated in Take Our Kids to Work Day on April 24. Take Our Kids to Work Day is a national movement that allows children to explore career possibilities while learning more about their...

SoCal academics meet to ‘cross-pollinate’

UC ANR academics based in Southern California gathered with UC ANR leaders in Riverside on April 23-24.

In this special meetup, 40 UC ANR academics with expertise ranging from irrigation to nutrition delved into crucial topics,...

Join UC ANR Moves at 1:15 p.m. on May 1

Sarah-Mae Nelson and her cat walked for UC ANR Moves in 2021.

Join the UC ANR Moves event on Wednesday, May 1, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. UC ANR Moves promotes health and well-being by encouraging all employees to take a walk or engage in another physical activity for 30 to 40 minutes. This...

Learn Spanish with NOS

Latinx Friends Affinity Group

Would you like to learn to speak Spanish? Ricardo Vela, manager of News and Information Outreach in Spanish and chair of the Latinx & Friends Affinity Group, is organizing weekly lessons that will be offered via Zoom and start in July. He is...

SoCal UC ANR academics meet to ‘cross-pollinate’

UC ANR academics from Region 4 in Southern California gathered in Riverside to exchange experiences and success stories. 

In this special meetup, 40 UC ANR academics, spanning diverse fields from irrigation to nutrition, delved into...

Webinar series covering food-waste topics, ‘farm to corrections’ projects now online

“Farm to Corrections

The Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Panel hosted a free, two-part webinar series in February on emerging issues within the food system. If you missed them, you can view the recordings. “Harvesting Solutions: A Trio of...

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