133 Aviation Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2894
- Agriculture Ombudsman
- Twitter: @UCCESonoma
- Facebook: UCCE Sonoma County
- YouTube: UCCE Sonoma
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BS Agriculture Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
I assist farmers and ranchers who would like to diversify their operations, usually with value-added products. I help them determine the regulatory requirements. I also work with the regulatory departments in order to try to streamline process and support ag businesses and diversification.
Most Memorable Moment
Giving a presentation about a regulatory success story at Agriculture Innovation Network's Regulatory Summit in Davis. That story became Success Story #1 in the resulting publication: Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes.
I grew up on a ranch in Sonoma County. I raised beef cattle and participated in many leadership opportunities through 4-H and raised market sheep with Forestville FFA. I majored in Ag Management at Cal Poly. I spent most of my career in the financial industry, my career with UCCE is my first job in the ag industry. This job appeals to my big picture outlook and a way to give back to the ag industry that I love.
I was hired to look at Ecosystem Services on Rangeland in California. I worked on that project for about a year and created a website to share much of the research I conducted. When that grant ended in 2012, I started working on Ag Ombuds-type projects. The ombudsman position had been called for by many in the ag community. The UCCE office worked with Sonoma County to make this a permanent position. I also work on our website and social media. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
SpecialtyRegulatory, Ecosystem Services, Site Builder, Social Media, Research to Policy, Climate Change
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Ag Commodities and Products - Other
- Animal Commodities and Products - Other
- Poultry Meat and Meat Products
- Poultry - Other
- Livestock and Dairy - Other
- Plant Cmmdtys and Prod - Other
- Business Management, Finance, and Taxation
- Harnessing Ecosystem Services
- Climate Change
- Responding To Climate Change