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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...

Red Flag Smokey NM 4x6
Red Flag Smokey NM 4x6

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

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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...

Grazing Panel - California Grazing
Grazing Panel - California Grazing

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

Need to identify a weed or pest in your garden, orchard or vineyard?

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Want to know what bug is making holes in the leaves of you shrub or eating your fruit?  Or what is the pesky weed you cannot get rid off? The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications have four sets of Pest Identification cards for you. These pocket-size, sturdy, laminated cards can be easily carried with you as a quick reference wherever you need them.  The sets are also available as electronic publications formatted for iOS and Kindle...

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:47 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

CDFA to Fund Alternative Manure Management Practices in 2018


Through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) was awarded $99 million for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Programs (AMMP) in 2018. It is anticipated that $19 - $33 million will be allocated to AMMP and $61 - $75 million to DDRDP. While applications for DDRDP are due February 23, a request for applications for AMMP has not yet occurred, but projected for March 2018 with proposals due...

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

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