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Sharing the Goodness of Sonoma County with Colleagues from China

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

To promote the exchange and sharing of agricultural extension information, several U.S. Land Grant institutions have formed an alliance with 10 Chinese agricultural universities. From June 17 to 22, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources took a group of scientists from Chinese agricultural universities on a tour of agriculture in Northern California. Extension in China In the United States, the Extension programs are run out of each state's land-grant institution, in our case, University of...

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM
Tags: 4-H (15), Master Gardeners (12), Ombudsman (2), Range (1)

Grazing, Fire Risk Management, Affirmative Agricultural Easements & Alternative Payment Structures

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Eight months after devastating fires swept through Sonoma County, our community has rallied to an ongoing recovery. Still, the tragedy of those wildfires remains fresh in the minds of our friends and neighbors. The lives and property that were lost last year can never be replaced.  As the dry season begins a new and unfortunate truth comes to mind: California is a drought-prone state, and there will always be some risk of wildfire. In Sonoma and Marin Counties, active rangeland management...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Author: Reid Johnsen
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: cattle (2), easements (1), Grazing (8), rangeland (9)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

What does a “Red Flag Warning” mean? What should you do?

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Many residents in Sonoma County live in or near fire danger.  For those who do live in a high fire area, knowing what to do when conditions are ideal for a forest (or urban fire) is essential. Red Flag Warning A Red Flag Warning alert issued by the National Weather Service is a time when conditions for a fire are at the highest. Three criteria are considered prior to issuing a red flag warning.  Sustained wind speeds averaging 15 mph or greater Relative humidity 25% or...

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM
Tags: fire (4)
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

4-H is Helping Prepare Youth for College and Career

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4-H is Helping Prepare Youth for College and Career By Steven Worker, Ph.D., 4-H Youth Development Advisor and Diego Mariscal, UC 4-H Outreach Coordinator Youth need to be prepared for higher education or a skilled profession after they graduate from high school. A college-ready young person is academically prepared for a four-year, two-year, or vocational course of study without the need for remedial coursework. College-ready youth are competent in reading, writing, mathematics and have...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Gold Award for Outstanding Educational Material

Grazing Panel - California Grazing

Sheila Barry, UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor in the Bay Area, and Stephanie Larson, UCCE livestock and range management advisor in Sonoma County, won the Gold Award for Outstanding Educational Material in the Promotional Materials category from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.   Decision makers and the public have little knowledge of animal agriculture production or the ecosystems...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:18 AM

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