Greetings from Imperial County!
Welcome to our two new Community Education Specialists 2
Chris is an alumnus of UC Davis, where he developed an interest in community development through the promotion of local food systems. As an undergrad, Chris worked for the University's Whole Earth Festival and Davis Farmer's Market. Upon graduating in 2013, he helped manage a small scale-production farm in Yuba County before moving back to the Imperial Valley. Since returning to the Valley, Chris has helped establish community garden programs and a farmers' market in his hometown of Calexico. He is motivated to continue improving the health of his environment through Policies, Systems and Environmental Change work in line with the mission of UC CalFresh's Nutrition Education program. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elena received her degree in Anthropology from UC Riverside where she developed her passion for learning about people, culture and their customs. She has previously worked for community development nonprofits that help families, children and seniors. Additionally, Elena most recently worked at a local hospital where she coordinated marketing campaigns for health services and educational programs. Elena is excited to join UCCE in Imperial County and looks forward to extending UC CalFresh Nutrition Education to her community. In her spare time she enjoys going to school, traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and three children. Elena can be reached at: email@example.com
Welcome New Livestock Advisor
Welcome New Livestock Advisor - Brooke Latack
After many years without one, UCCE-Imperial County recently hired a new livestock advisor. Brooke Latack graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science, focusing on the environmental impacts of livestock production. She worked on projects involving a broad range of management practices and integrated interactions between crop and livestock production to understand the sustainability of animal protein production.
She plans to help producers in Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties through programs covering livestock nutrition, management techniques, environmental factors affecting producers and the community, and other critical topics. She looks forward to meeting producers and community members to help develop strong relationships and provide meaningful programs. Brooke can be reached at (442) 265-7700.
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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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