Greetings from Imperial County!
YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED FOR NEW ADVISOR AND SPECIALIST POSITIONS IN IMPERIAL COUNTY
The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Division is in the early stages of reviewing Cooperative Extension (CE) Advisor and Specialist positions in California. The objective is to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. In response to this call, the Division received 138 new CE position proposals (they are ordered alphabetically for reference ease).
Our office along with UC Davis submitted proposals for four Advisors and one Specialist to serve Imperial County. ANR is currently soliciting comments from the public on these positions. The public comment period is open through July 11, 2016. Please visit the link below to provide your comments of support for these positions in Imperial County. Please feel free to contact us by phone (760-352-9474) or email (email@example.com) if you have any question. Your support for these positions to address the critical agricultural issues in Imperial County is greatly appreciated.
Links to proposed high priority Positions to serve Imperial County.
UCCE- Imperial County
Desert Research and Extension Center (El Centro, CA) affiliated with the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis
Link to public comments
Then please click on the position that you want to make comments on.
Or you can Google “uc anr call for positions 2016” to get to the above link
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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UC Food Blog
As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, help is on the way
Posted 6/24/2016 - The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in the U.S. is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government's decision last month to update the food label means that for the first time, beginning in 2018,...
USDA school kitchen grants enable kids to make healthy food choices
Posted 6/17/2016 - Thanks to new equipment in school kitchens, made possible by special USDA grants, schools around the country are now serving fresher, healthier and more appealing food to students, according to research by the UC Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI). "Years...
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