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Great 4-H Article
Check out this interview with Jennifer Nettles on how 4-H changed her life.
Desert Research and Education Center
Watch this short but very informative video about DREC.
UC Riverside PhD Candidate Arisha Ashraf Survey
I am a UC Riverside graduate student in Agricultural Economics requesting your help in completing a brief survey on farming in Southern California. I need your help in understanding how SoCal farmers have maintained successful farming systems in spite of the historically harsh climate. I am particularly interested in how general farming practices (e.g., irrigation practices, soil monitoring, leaching, etc.) are related to farm performance (as measured by production value).
Simply stated, I am a Southern Californian who would like to get to know my farmers. Unfortunately, California farmers have been disconnected from the urban/suburban populations they serve. They have also been disconnected from the research going on in the university system. Your participation in this survey is one, modest effort to bridge these gaps.
Please click on the link below to access the survey. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. If you have any questions prior to taking the survey, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I sincerely appreciate your time.
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Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
The latest research-based advice on weathering a drought is now available free online. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is working to help farmers cope with the unwelcome outcome of historically low rainfall the last three years. UC scientists, with support from the California Department of Water Resources, have recorded video presentations on high-priority drought webpages.
Each presentation is about one half hour in length and are available at the link below:
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is knows about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
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Current Newspaper Articles
Khaled M. Bali's Article in the February 2015 edition. This is used with permission from
Vegetables West Magazine.
Vegetable Crops Planting & Harvesting Calendar
THEY'RE STILL AVAILABLE!
2013 VEGETABLE CROP & FIELD CROP GUIDELINES
are still available for purchase. Cost is $25.00 and includes a hard copy, a USB or CD, and shipping (if applicable). Stop by today to get your copy!
UC Food Blog
Inspiring youth leaders to cultivate health
Posted 5/24/2016 - What are sixth-graders interested in these days? “Cooking!” “Growing food!” “Learning how to be healthier.” “Exercising.” “Meeting new friends!” These enthusiastic answers came from...
Heirloom tomatoes are a delicious treat and provide a market niche for small growers
Posted 5/17/2016 - In recent years, heirloom tomatoes have become a farm-to-table favorite. Some consumers are willing to pay a hefty price at trendy restaurants, farmers markets, roadside stands, and even local grocery stores for tomatoes with irregular shapes, vivid...
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