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Dress right for work – New UC IPM online course on PPE

Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. If you work in agricultural, turf, landscape, or structural settings, you are probably at your busiest. If you handle pesticides as part of your work, you most likely wear some sort of personal protective equipment (PPE). However, do you know if you are wearing the right type for …

CSUF Ag communications Student Receives National Honor

Fresno State senior Alexis Ford was named the 2018 Alpha Zeta McClure Outstanding Chronicler of the Year by the national agricultural honorary leadership student organization. An agricultural communications major from Pine Mountain, Ford is a member of the Alpha Zeta Cal Epsilon organization and coordinates all of the club’s public relations efforts. The award was based on her publicity efforts …

Bayer Commits $40,000 to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce

Investment Announced at Barnett Elementary School, as Part of a Salad Bar Donation Ceremony & Melon Variety Taste Test Bayer has committed $40,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, in support of their mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of the partnership, Bayer is funding salad bars for eight schools in California and Idaho. …

CAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to nine students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California wine grape grower. “We are excited about the amazing students we honored with scholarships this year,” said Steve Heringer, chair of the CAWG Foundation board of directors. …

New Dairy Princess Crowned
 in Fresno County

Monserrat Vazquez of Fresno Selected as District 8 Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez of Riverdale was selected as the 2018 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) District 8. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 100 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Fresno. Retiring …

UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) Recognized for Education Efforts

UC Davis is excited and proud to announce the placement of UC Davis SBC Education Director Rale Gjuric on EUROPEAN SEED’s list of highly influential people in 2017. In a time where seed companies worldwide are having trouble filling their breeding vacancies, Rale has been instrumental in spearheading education efforts that have trained numerous students. Under his leadership, the UC Davis Plant …

Diagnosing Herbicide Symptoms Course, July 10-11

Weed scientists at the University of California are offering the Diagnosing Herbicide Symptoms 2018 course on July 10-11, 2018. This 1-1/2 day course will focus on how an herbicide injury situation can arise, what types of information can help diagnose herbicide problems during field investigations, and what herbicide symptomology tools are available to you. The course provides a rare opportunity …

CropManage Hands-on Workshop, June 6

Bringing Irrigation & Nutrient Management Decision Support to the Field Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1pm – 4:30pm Location: UCCE Ventura, 669 County Square Drive, Ventura, CA 93003 California Room 669 County Square Drive Suite 100 Ventura CA 93003 805-645-1451 • ceventura.ucanr.edu Learn how to use CropManage to support irrigation and nutrient management decisions and record-keeping Learn the new version of …

California Hosts 17th National Dairy Challenge

College dairy students – 235 in total – from 28 different states and Canadian provinces recently traveled to sunny California for the 17th annual Dairy Challenge.® This was the first time many of the students had visited a Western dairy, which provided extra intrigue and challenge in their task as a consultant team for a local dairy. Visalia, Calif., was …

UC ANR’s Elkus Ranch is an Outdoor Classroom for Local Youth

Half Moon Bay, Calif., (April 24, 2018) – Each year, about 9,000 kids visit the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay for hands-on educational experiences in urban horticulture, nutrition, food safety, pest management, livestock management and food preservation, reported Sara Hayden in April 2018 issue of Half Moon Bay Magazine (the article begins on p. 16). Hayden visited the …

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