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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 …

UC Davis World Food Center Relaunches

Davis, Calif., (April 24, 2018) – The University of California, Davis, has renewed its World Food Center within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The World Food Center’s mission is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis to promote innovative, sustainable and equitable food systems. “The renewed program intends to work on local, national and …

Encourage Students to Apply for TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program!

Tulare, Calif., (April 20, 2018) – Tulare County Farm Bureau is seeking applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Class. The deadline to apply is May 1for this all expense paid eight-month program. TCFB’s Youth Leadership Program is designed to open doors to new experiences for students while providing personal, educational and leadership opportunities within their community and the agriculture industry. It …

UC Davis Students Breed Beans for Organic Farming

Davis, Calif., (April 19, 2018) – Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field tests on very rare commodities: high-yield, disease-resistant bean varieties that can thrive on organic farms. “Most crops — about 95 percent — have been bred for conventional farming and can be difficult to grow in organic systems,” said Travis Parker, a Ph.D. student …

Sonoma County Ag Days Educates 5,000 Students About All Aspects of Agriculture

Santa Rosa, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – As 5,000 students descended on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and splashed through puddles on March 13 and 14, it was obvious they were all excited for a day out of the classroom. This year’s theme was the Year of Water and Soil, with an educational emphasis on these elements that are critical to …

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