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UCCE to hire 48 more advisors

This brings the total to 89 new UCCE Advisor positions since July 2021.

Pamela Kan-Rice, Assistant director, news and information outreach, UCANR

March 22, 2022

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From Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties south through San Diego and Imperial counties, Californians will be seeing more University of California Cooperative Extension advisors in their communities.

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has released 48 more UCCE Advisor positions for recruitment over the next 12 months thanks to increased 2021-22 state funding.

This brings the total to 89 new UCCE Advisor positions since July 2021 when Gov. Newsom and the state Legislature provided a historic budget boost for UC ANR. During the last six months of 2021, UC ANR released 41 other UCCE positions that have been filled or are under recruitment. The full list of UCCE positions is posted online at https://bit.ly/CEpositions2021-22

Additional UC Cooperative Extension Specialist positions will be announced for recruitment in early April 2022.

Related: Extension programs get financial boost

“We appreciate the people across the state who worked with UCANR to develop the UC Cooperative Extension advisor position proposals,” said Glenda Humiston, University of California vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “Input from community members and partnering agencies and organizations was critical to informing the prioritization of these UCCE positions. Now we hope our supporters will help us recruit the best scientists to work with California's communities.”

The new UCCE advisors will be providing research-based information to residents about nutrition, community development, crop production, forestry, pest management, water management, youth development, landscape management and wildfire.

In addition to traditional issues, some of the new UCCE advisors will be focusing on climate adaptation for Indigenous farmers, cultural burning and Indigenous land stewardship, repurposing green waste, and community development with Californians who are Black, Indigenous or speak English as a second language. 

Positions to be filled

The following UCCE Advisor positions will be staged for recruitment to avoid overwhelming UC ANR's Human Resources colleagues:

  • 4-H Community Engagement & Development Youth Area Advisor for Tulare, Fresno and Kings counties

  • 4-H Animal Science Youth Advisor for San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

  • 4-H Youth Development Area Advisor for San Diego and Orange counties

  • Agronomy and Weed Management Area Advisor for Merced County

  • Agronomy and Weed Science Area Advisor for Tehama, Glenn and Shasta counties

  • Climate Resilient Indigenous Farming and Food Sovereignty Area Advisor for San Diego and Riverside counties

  • Community Development BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) Advisor for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties

  • Community Health and Nutrition Advisor for San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties

  • Community Health and Nutrition Advisor for Shasta, Trinity and Tehama counties

  • Community Health, Nutrition and Food Security Area Advisor for Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties

  • Community Health, Nutrition and Food Systems Area Advisor for Siskiyou, Modoc and Lassen counties

  • Community Health and Nutrition Older Adult Area Advisor for Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties

  • Cultural Burning and Indigenous Land Stewardship Advisor for Mendocino and Lake counties

  • Dairy Area Advisor for Tulare and Kern counties

  • Entomology Area Advisor for Ventura and Los Angeles counties

  • Environmental Horticulture Area Advisor for Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties

  • Environmental Horticulture and Forestry Area Advisor for Placer and Nevada counties

  • Environmental Horticulture and Water Resource Management Area Advisor for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties

  • Food Safety and Organic Production Area Advisor for Imperial and Riverside counties

  • Forestry Area Advisor for Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

  • Forestry Area Advisor for Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou counties

  • Fruit and Almond Area Advisor for Fresno and Tulare counties

  • Horticulture and Specialty Crops Advisor for Humboldt and Del Norte counties

  • Indigenous Disaster Resilience Planning and Policy Area Advisor for Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties

  • IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Area Advisor for Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties

  • IPM Entomology Area Advisor based at Kearney Research and Extension Center

  • IPM Entomology Farm Area Advisor for Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties

  • Intermountain Irrigated Grass Systems Area Advisor for Modoc, Shasta and Lassen counties

  • Irrigation and Soils Area Advisor for Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties

  • Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor for Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties

  • Orchard Systems and Weed Ecology Area Advisor for Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties

  • Organic Materials Management Area Advisor for Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties

  • Organic Materials Management and Agri-Food System Area Advisor for Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties

  • Pathology Area Advisor for Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties

  • Production Horticulture Area Advisor for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties

  • Restoration Ecology and Weed Science Area Advisor for Kern, Tulare and Kings counties

  • Rice Farming Systems Area Advisor for Colusa and Yolo counties

  • Sustainable Agriculture Systems Area Advisor for Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus counties

  • Sustainable Orchard Systems Area Advisor for Sutter, Yuba, Butte and Placer counties

  • Urban Agriculture Food Systems and Environmental Issues Advisor for San Diego and Orange counties

  • Urban IPM Area Advisor for Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties 

  • Urban Watershed Resilience Area Advisor for Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties

  • Vegetable Crops Area Advisor for Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties 

  • Water and Soil Resources Area Advisor for Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Mendocino counties

  • Water Management Area Advisor for Tulare, Fresno, Kings and Madera counties

  • Water Quality-Quantity-Climate Change Area Advisor for Mendocino and Lake counties

  • Weed Ecology and Management Area Advisor for Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties

  • Youth, Families and Communities Area Advisor for Kern, Inyo and Mono counties

Source: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

About the Author(s)

Pamela Kan-Rice

Assistant director, news and information outreach, UCANR, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

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