Report Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
February 2009 ■ Vol. 22 No. 8
INSIDE ANR Strategic Vision draft released
2 Advocacy advisory council
I am very pleased to provide the I will be holding
draft “Strategic Vision for the Division of two town-hall meet-
3 Nominate UCCE colleagues for
Distinguished Service Awards Agriculture and Natural Resources.” The ings using Adobe Con-
process which led to the development of nect to step through the
4 Employment opportunities this draft was coordinated by a ten-person
Steering Committee appointed by former
general process that
resulted in this docu-
Provost Rory Hume which I co-chair ment and highlight
5 Call for proposals: Desert REC,
Sierra Foothill REC with UC Regent Fred Ruiz. Our goal was some of the key ﬁnd-
to develop a demand-based vision for ings. These hour-long
Names in the news
ANR, which will guide future resource sessions are scheduled
allocation and planning by our campus on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-12 noon and
6 CAES opens Contained
Research Facility and county components of ANR. Thursday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
This draft was developed from Following these town-hall meetings, the
UC experts to participate in
22nd California Small Farm
excellent background analysis of the deans/associate deans, regional directors,
Conference trends facing the state by five working and program leaders will be organizing a
groups of your colleagues and partners. variety of opportunities to provide input
7 Communication Services update
Oak Regeneration Field Day set
The working groups identified a broad
range of agricultural, natural resource,
to this strategic vision document. We will
concurrently obtain input from the diverse
for April 22 human health and nutrition, and human array of stakeholders that we serve.
development issues that will be facing Our goal is to complete this strategic
8 In memoriam: Dugger, Rush the state in the year 2025. The Program
Council worked closely with the chairs
vision in time for our ANR Statewide
Conference, scheduled for April 27 to 30
Advanced advocacy workshops
scheduled of the five working groups to produce in Sacramento. We will devote time at the
a rough draft of the strategic vision for meeting to discuss implementing this vision
ANR which I shared with the Steering in our future planning efforts. I am hopeful
Committee several weeks ago. that all of you will attend the statewide
We are now ready to share this widely conference.
ANR Statewide with all members of our ANR community We look forward to your ideas and input
to make sure that we have adequately on this exciting new look at California’s
Conference link is covered the range of topics that will be future and our role in keeping California
now on your portal facing the state. The document can be healthy, productive and sustainable. Thanks
The conference Web site link viewed via the following link: for all your work in making ANR such
can now be found on every- a vibrant and stimulating place to work,
one’s ANR portal under My and for your dedication to the people of
Links in the left column. It this state.
should appear at the top of Daniel M. Dooley
the list as 2009 Statewide Con- Vice President
ference. The site features an
introductory video from Dan
Dooley, the agenda, location Governor signs state budget
and directions, and registra-
tion information. On Feb. 20, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a state budget for the rest of 2008-09 and
The ucanr.org site features the 2009-10 ﬁscal year that contains $115 million in new permanent funding reduc-
the link to the conference as tions for the UC system. ANR’s allocation of the cuts has not been determined.
soon as one clicks on For ANR
Employees. ANR Report will provide details when they become available.
Advocacy advisory council meets
The ANR Advocacy and Strategic Com- university as well as the Division. In his He added, "It will be important to
munications Advisory Council met for role as UC interim senior VP for external listen and be responsive to legislators and
two hours on Feb. 13 in Davis to begin relations, Dooley said he is exploring how their staffers, in order to build credibility
discussing how to build recognition and to mobilize employees, students, friends that ANR provides unbiased, science-
support for ANR among policymakers. of the university and others to get them based information to help solve prob-
The council’s goal is to advise VP involved effectively in advocacy efforts. lems, inform public policy, and improve
Dooley on the implementation of an Dooley said he is looking to the the lives of their constituents." Dooley
“advocacy through education” initiative council to help formulate an action plan pointed out that a recent UC Davis study
that engages the entire ANR community and identify strategies for building a on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(county-based and campus-based) and sustained, coordinated ANR advocacy helped shape public policy because it
ANR stakeholders in building long-term and strategic communications program. was an independent analysis. “Part of
relationships with members of Congress, One of the first priorities will be to the process is to hear what the issues
the state Legislature, county boards of develop guidelines for ANR personnel are,” Dooley said. “We are providing a
supervisors, and their staffs. and stakeholders who wish to engage public service to legislators.”
Formation of the council (see below) in advocacy efforts, and create a web- Nation noted several actions under
was a recommendation in the ANR Ad- based database with profiles on state and way in ANR to build a statewide advocacy
vocacy and Strategic Communications federal elected officials and information program, including launching “Advocacy
Task Force Report, which was released on ANR programs under way in every Through Education” training for academics
in June 2008 (http://groups.ucanr.org/ legislative district. and staff and the creation of a user-friendly
advocacy2009/Task_Force_Reports), to Steve Nation, executive director advocacy Web site (see page 8).
advise VP Dooley on setting priorities, of ANR Governmental and External Dooley added that the ANR Strategic
mobilizing ANR stakeholders, identifying Relations, reviewed the task force’s key Plan, a draft of which is being circulated in
key decisionmakers, creating messaging ﬁndings, recommendations and actions ANR for comment, will link to the advocacy
materials, and measuring success. taken since the report was released. “With and strategic communications plan.
In giving the council its charge, VP the efforts going on at UC to involve the The council outlined a list of activities
Dooley said, “We need to build on our entire ANR community to further our and priorities to be addressed over the
relationships and use them to our ad- image and relevance, whether it’s three next several months, with the goal of fully
vantage.” He noted that ANR is uniquely or ﬁve years down the road, we’ll see an implementing an ANR advocacy through
positioned around the state so that its increase in public and private support for education initiative by early summer. The
advocacy efforts can work for the broader our programs,” Nation predicted. council will meet next in May.
ANR Advocacy and Strategic Communications Advisory Council
Dan Dooley, Vice President (chair), Agriculture & Natural Resources, Oakland
Tom Baldwin, Dean, College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, UC Riverside
Mick Canevari, County Director, UCCE San Joaquin County, Stockton
Susan Donohue, County Director, UCCE Butte County, Oroville
Corny Gallagher, Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Roseville
Pam Geisel, Academic Coordinator, ANR Statewide Master Gardener Program, Davis
Keith Gilless, Dean, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley
Pete Goodell, IPM Area Advisor, ANR Statewide IPM Program, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier
Sharon Junge, Interim Director, ANR Statewide 4-H/Youth Development Program, Davis
Mark Kramer, Federal Governmental Relations Director, The Nature Conservancy of California, San Francisco
Susan McKee, Director of State Relations, Chancellor’s Ofﬁce, UC Riverside
Bennie Osburn, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Kim Rodrigues, Regional Director, UCCE North Coast & Mountain Region, Davis
Terrell Salmon, County Director, UCCE San Diego County, San Diego
Richard Smith, President and CEO, Paraiso Springs Winery, Soledad
Rachel Surls, County Director, UCCE Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Neal Van Alfen, Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
Cynthia Barber, Director, ANR Ofﬁce of Development Services, Oakland
Steve Nation, Executive Director, ANR Ofﬁce of Governmental & External Relations, Oakland
Bob Sams, Director, ANR Ofﬁce of Communication Services & Information Technology, Davis
Staff to Advisory Council
Lorrie Mandoriao, Administrative Assistant, ANR Ofﬁce of Governmental & External Relations, Oakland
Nominate UCCE colleagues for Distinguished Service Awards
ANR and Academic Assembly Council are 5. Letters (3) of recommendation/support • impact of research on clientele and
seeking nominations for the Distinguished from peers/faculty, clientele, and level of adoption.
Service Awards. The awards recognize and supervisor – if not the one serving as • incorporation of research into exten-
reward outstanding accomplishments by nominator sion programs.
UCCE academics in ﬁve areas:
• Outstanding Research The deadline for submitting the 2) Outstanding Extension
• Outstanding Extension nomination packet to Jeanette Sutherlin Activities shall be those eligible
• Outstanding New Professional at email@example.com is March 9, to be included in the section of the
• Outstanding Team Work 5 p.m. 2008 E-Book on Extension, Research
• And new for 2009 – Outstanding and Creative Activity (with a focus on
Leader Evaluation Criteria
extension). The committee will evaluate
The Distinguished Service Awards are In general, adherence to the Mission of the record for:
meant to recognize service and academic ANR and Core Issues shall be of utmost • academic excellence.
excellence in UC Cooperative Extension importance in evaluating nominations. • impact and level of adoption by
over a signiﬁcant period of time. Awards Nominees must cite speciﬁc means of hav- targeted clientele.
are meant to highlight the use of innovative ing evaluated the impact of their work. • usefulness as an extension model of
methods and the integration of research, Selection will be based on the fol- how to plan/conduct/evaluate and
extension and leadership by UCCE aca- lowing: share information.
demic advisors, specialists and academic • Criteria established for each award • level of innovation/creativity.
coordinators. Only individuals in these category (see below). • outreach to under-served audiences/
academic title series are eligible for these • Programmatic quality and balance. clientele.
awards. Self-nomination is encouraged. • Demonstrated recognition by fellow 3) Outstanding New Professional
The award is presented to the top academics, clientele & professional
Candidates for the Outstanding
applicant in each of the ﬁve categories. groups.
New Professional Award are restricted to
The winners will receive a certificate • Demonstrated activities that embrace
Academic Assembly members (advisors,
and $4,000, except for outstanding team the spirit and goals of Afﬁrmative
work, for which academic team members specialists or academic coordinators)
will share $8,000. The award is given as a who have worked in UC Cooperative
• Nomination letter.
personal monetary amount and is subject • Recommendation/support letters. Extension less than 10 years at the time
to taxation. of their nomination. Criteria for selection
Each nomination packet must include Evaluation process and award for this award are the same criteria for the
the following items: announcement Outstanding Research and/or Extension
1. Cover page stating name of person(s) A committee reviews all eligible ap- awards.
being nominated along with their plications and makes a recommendation This award is meant to recognize
unit address, telephone number, fax to the Associate Vice President, who makes outstanding beginnings in UC Cooperative
number, e-mail address, the award the ﬁnal decision. Award recipients will be Extension.
category desired for consideration, notiﬁed upon decision by the Assembly
and length of service the individual(s) 4) Outstanding Teamwork
Council Program Committee.
has/have with UC. Activities shall include interdisci-
The Distinguished Service Award
2. Letter of nomination: One page (self plinary and multi-institutional teams
presentation will take place at the Statewide
nomination encouraged). Conference April 27–30. working on applied research or extension
3. Summary of achievements: 3 to 5 pages Recipients of the 2009 awards will activities. The committee will evaluate
tailored to the criteria of the particular be expected to serve on the next selection the record for:
award category, the Mission of ANR committee. • academic excellence.
and the Core Issues. • impact of activities on target audi-
4. Complete bibliography of relevant Award description and criteria ence/clientele.
work authored by nominee(s): follow 1) Outstanding Research • evidence that the combined effort
guidelines designated for the Program Activities shall be those eligible to be resulted in contributions greater than
Review Dossier. For Outstanding included in the section of the 2008 E-Book an individual member.
Team Work nominations: only selected on Extension, Research and Creative Activ- • cross-disciplinary integration among
highlights from each applicant’s bib- ity (with a focus on research). The commit- UCCE and appropriate faculty,
liography should be included. In the tee will evaluate the record for: workgroup members, and others as
case of publications with multiple au- • academic excellence. appropriate.
thors, the role played by the nominee • innovative methods of obtaining
should be noted. new knowledge. — continued on page 4
Distinguished Service Awards
— continued from page 3 Employment opportunities
5) Outstanding Leader
This is the ﬁrst year for this category. Tehama, Glenn and Colusa counties: UC Riverside: Assistant Professor/
This award is to recognize academics Livestock, rangeland and natural Assistant Water Specialist
in ANR that have provided leadership resources advisor The UCR Department of Environmental
in their program area or discipline. The UCCE is seeking a career-track academic Sciences is accepting applications for a ten-
purpose is to foster leadership within our advisor to conduct a county-based ure track, assistant professor/assistant CE
organization. It is designed to recognize an extension, educational and applied specialist in water resource management.
individual. The committee will evaluate research program in livestock manage- Closing date for applications is March 1.
the record for effectiveness, inspiration, ment, rangeland and natural resources This 11-month, tenure-track position
innovation, coaching and personal self- serving Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa (75% Cooperative Extension/25% Instruc-
knowledge. counties (headquartered in Red Bluff). tion & Research) will start July 1. Applied
• Effectiveness: Description of breadth To assure full consideration, application research areas may include economic
and depth of signiﬁcant leadership packets must be received by March 6 analysis of water resource management
contributions the nominee has made to (open until filled). and policy in California; water rights and
ANR. His /her work identiﬁes a mea- These programs will address is- transfers, conjunctive management, and
surable record of accomplishment. sues such as watershed management, water conservation and reuse; public policy
• Inspiration: Examples of how the environmental quality, soil and resource analyses of water quality/quantity issues;
nominee has inspired a shared vision, conservation, efﬁcient and sustainable and water resource management issues
developed long term objectives and production and marketing of livestock, related to land use. Outreach responsibili-
enabled other academics. safe and nutritious food for consumers, ties include information transfer between
• Innovation: Examples of how the and sound stewardship of the natural researchers and regulators, irrigation
nominee advanced an innovative strat- resources in the range and wildland districts, municipal water purveyors,
egy that directly addressed an issue. areas. county-based CE advisors, and growers.
The work represents creativity and/or A ma s t e r ’ s d e g re e i n n a t u r a l The teaching load is anticipated to
a departure from usual practice. resources, animal science, range man- be one quarter-length course per year
• Coaching: Examples of how the agement, ecology or watershed man- in environmental, natural, and water
nominee has fostered leadership agement, or closely related discipline, resources management. There may be
development in others and helped is required. Candidates with advanced participation and supervision of graduate
them achieve. degrees in other related fields may be students in the Environmental Sciences
• Personal self-knowledge: Descrip- considered. The candidate should have program and in other campus Ph.D. pro-
tion of how the nominee’s personal a working knowledge of and familiar- grams (e.g., Economics, Public Policy).
accomplishments contributed to their ity with emerging issues in livestock There will be an opportunity to be a
development as a leader. and/or natural resource management. part of the newly formed Water Science
This would include upland watershed and Policy Center that is housed in the
For further information, contact
management; water quality and down- department.
Jeanette Sutherlin, jmsutherlin@ucdavis.
stream pollution (non-source point Criteria for appointment include a
edu or Max Moritz, mmoritz@nature.
pollution), production economics of Ph.D. in an applicable social or policy
variable production systems, food science discipline with demonstrated
safety, ranch management (including expertise in water resource management .
small producers), watershed restora- Graduate-level training in environmental
World Ag Expo tion, animal health, herd/flock manage- economics and/or public policy analysis
ment, exotic species, and knowledge is desirable. The candidate must exhibit
of market development and resource strong quantitative and analytical skills
management. Field experience is highly and possess a strong commitment to
desired, along with demonstrated teaching excellence at both undergradu-
familiarity in conducting research and ate and graduate levels, and teaching
educational programs. experience is highly desirable.
Beginning salary will be in the CE Salary is commensurate with educa-
Assistant Advisor rank, dependent upon tion and experience.
applicable experience and professional The complete position description
qualiﬁcations. and application process can be viewed
The full announcement for #ACV 08-02 by going to the department Web site at
Brian Brandt of American Farmland Trust’s and required academic application form are http://envisci.ucr.edu. For more informa-
Ohio ofﬁce, left, joins Jeff Mitchell and Carol
Frate at their booth at the World Ag Expo in available at http://ucanr.org/cvr.joblist- tion, contact Search Committee Chair Kurt
Tulare. ing; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Schwabe at email@example.com.
Call for proposals for visiting researchers. Approximately Yuba River frontage along the southern
10,500 hours of labor will be awarded to edge, offering opportunities for wild-
support approved projects. life, water-quality and riparian-habitat
To obtain proposal forms, go to http:// studies. There are 160 acres of irrigated
The Desert Research & Extension Center ucce.ucdavis.edu/ﬁles/programs/3911/ pasture, with a herd of 350 beef cows and
(DREC) is soliciting proposals for new Call_for_2008-2009_Research_Proposal_ 100 yearling calves.
and continuing research and demonstra- Forms.htm. All proposals must be e-mailed Other resources include a weather
tion projects for the period July 1, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10. station, GIS database, and other long-
- June 30, 2010. For information on submission of term databases related to hardwoods
Located in the Imperial Valley, DREC’s forms, contact Debra Driskill at (760) 356- and annual rangeland pasture use by
primary research areas are desert agricul- 3061 or email@example.com. For more cattle; beef cattle fertility, disease and
ture, bio-energy crops, vegetable crops, information regarding research opportuni- production levels; stream hydrology in
ﬁeld crops, alfalfa breeding, livestock, ties, contact Jose DeSoto, center director, at managed watersheds; climate and range
environmental and feedlot management, (760) 356-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org. forage yields. Facilities include a labora-
irrigation and drainage management, plant tory for chemical and biological analyses,
nutrition and pest management. Sierra Foothill REC
meeting rooms, a 13-bed dormitory and
The center is comprised of 193 acres The Sierra Foothill Research and Exten- six cattle-working areas.
of irrigated land, ﬁve greenhouses with sion Center (SFREC) is soliciting propos- To obtain proposal forms, go to
1,600 square feet of year-round growing als for new and continuing research for http://groups.ucanr.org/sierrafoot-
needs and laboratories capable of animal, the period May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010. hill/Research/.
plant, soil and water analyses with space Proposals are due at SFREC by For information on electronic
for visiting scientists. March 6. The center expects to award ap- submission of forms contact Chris
Other resources include a weather sta- proximately 2,300 hours of labor to assist Feddersen at (530) 639-8800 or
tion, pressurized underground irrigation continuing and new research projects. email@example.com. For more
system with ﬁlters, research feedlot cattle The center comprises 5,721 acres of information regarding research op-
facility with 116 pens and 700-head capac- northern Sierra foothill oak woodland- portunities, contact Art Craigmill,
ity, furnished dormitories for graduate stu- annual grass rangeland. Several water- center director, at (530) 639-8800 or
dents and a furnished two-bedroom house sheds fall within its boundaries, with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Names in the news the California 4-H YDP SET plan. He will and the California
also create and oversee 4-H SET curriculum Agricultural Lead-
development and dissemination; and coor- ership Foundation
Worker named 4-H SET coordinator
dinate 4-H SET marketing, communication (CALF).
Steven Worker has and outreach with county-based programs The other Com-
been named 4-H to increase visibility and public relations for mon Threads award
Science, Engineer- the California 4-H YDP SET Program. recipients include
ing and Technology For more information about SET, go Molly Watkins, a
(SET) Coordina- to http://www.ca4h.org/projresource/ rancher and family
tor, effective Feb. SET/. Worker can be reached at (530) 754- Barbara Ohlendorf
farmer from San Joa-
1. In collaboration 8519 or email@example.com. quin County; Eloise
with the 4-H SET
Fischer Spence, a
leadership team of Ohlendorf, Bradley honored by Common
Richard Mahacek, Threads rancher from Ca-
Martin Smith, Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, and Barbara Ohlendorf, UC Statewide laveras County;
Sharon Junge, Worker is responsible for Integrated Pest Management Program Caroline Vann, a
creating and implementing major program publications coordinator, and Francine cattle rancher from
development, volunteer development and Bradley, UC Davis poultry specialist, Colusa County; and
curriculum delivery strategies for the 4-H are among six northern California Ann Silva, a dairy
SET program plan. women who will be honored for their farmer from San
A member of the 4-H staff since 2001, contributions to agriculture and their Joaquin County.
Worker had been the State 4-H Program communities. In addition to
Representative coordinating older youth The women will be honored on distinguishing themselves in their ca-
programs, recognition and technology. March 5 during a luncheon and “Com- reers, these women have all lived lives
In his new role, Worker will develop, mon Threads” award ceremony at UC of giving back to their communities by
implement, and provide staff and volunteer Davis. The program is sponsored jointly educating the public about agriculture.
development training for the 4-H SET by the UC Davis College of Agricultural To register for the event, go to http://
programs throughout the state, based on and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) commonthreads.ucdavis.edu.
CAES opens Contained Research Facility UC experts to
participate in 22nd
The College of Agricultural and Environ- tomato apex necrosis virus, and cucurbit
mental Sciences has opened a state-of-the- yellow stunting disorder virus.”
California Small Farm
art Contained Research Facility for invasive The Contained Research Facility con- Conference
and exotic plant pests. sists of greenhouses, growth chambers, and
More than 20 academics from through-
Located west of campus on Hopkins laboratories. Each of the six greenhouses
out ANR will be sharing their expertise
Road in Davis, the facility is designed for has its own environmental and air system.
with hundreds of participants at the
research on ﬁnding effective and envi- The facility meets federal safeguards to
California Small Farm Conference,
ronmentally sound strategies to prevent, ensure that organisms being studied are
March 1-3 in Sacramento.
detect, eradicate, and/or control plant not released to the outside; safety measures
Farm advisors and specialists from
pests that pose risks to California’s rich and address specialized procedures for disposal
nine counties, three campuses, one
diverse agriculture and ecosystems. of liquid and solid wastes, ventilation and
REC and two statewide programs will
“The Contained Research Facility air ﬁltration, building access, and other
present on an array of topics relevant
offers researchers a unique and impor- unique containment features.
to small-scale farmers and farmers
tant opportunity to support California The U.S. Department of Agriculture
agriculture,” noted Bryce Falk, UC Davis has inspected and approved the facility
“The Small Farm Conference con-
professor of plant pathology and faculty as a biological safety level 3 plant (BSL3-
sistently gathers more than 400 farmers
director of the facility. Plant) facility.
and other agriculture professionals
“The Contained Research Facility is Primary users will be UC scientists and
each year,” said Shermain Hardesty,
designed for research on potentially inva- other researchers afﬁliated with private
director of the UC Small Farm Program
sive or non-indigenous plant pests, as well companies and governmental agencies
and a member of the conference’s board
as identiﬁed quarantined pests already in such as the California Department of Food
of directors. “This is an important outlet
California,” said Michael Parrella, profes- and Agriculture and the U.S. Department
for ANR professionals to connect with
sor of entomology and associate dean of the of Agriculture.
small-scale farming communities, and
College of Agricultural and Environmental Space in the facility is shared on a
I’m proud of the widespread coopera-
Sciences. “These pests include weeds, project-by-project, recharge basis. For infor-
tion this year from throughout UC.”
insects, mites, fungi, nematodes, proto- mation on using the facility, contact Sandy
Day-long tours on March 1 will
zoa, viruses, and bacteria. Examples that Kelley, Contained Research Facility man-
address the topics of urban agriculture
are currently being studied at the facility ager, (530) 754-2104, firstname.lastname@example.org
(led by Kristin Reynolds, UC Small
include light brown apple moth, glassy- or visit the facility’s Web site at http://crf.
Farm Program), small-scale livestock
winged sharpshooter and Pierce’s disease, ucdavis.edu. – Ann Filmer
and niche meat marketing (led by
Roger Ingram, UCCE Placer), and
cherry production and marketing (led
by Shermain Hardesty, UC Small Farm
Program; Joe Grant, UCCE San Joaquin;
and Beth Mitcham, UC Davis).
Participants will have the chance
to hear from 10 different Cooperative
Extension experts on production of
various specialty crops, including
pomegranates, dry beans, olives and ol-
ive oil, and specialty root vegetables.
UC experts will also be speaking on
issues related to farm stands, farmers
Above, Ofﬁciating and speaking at the markets, and regional food–as well
Contained Research Facility opening
were (left to right): Michael Parrella, as small farm equipment and natural
CA&ES associate dean; Rick Standiford, resources conservation.
ANR associate vice president; Andrew The UC Small Farm Program is an
Hammond, Paciﬁc west area director
for USDA-ARS; Neal Van Alfen, CA&ES organizing sponsor of California Small
dean; Robert Tse, CDFA deputy secre- Farm Conference, the state’s premier
tary; and David Pegos, CDFA assistant gathering of small farmers and those
secretary for legislation.
who support them. For more informa-
Right, More than 100 people from UC tion about the California Small Farm
Davis, ANR, government agencies, and Conference, visit www.californiafarm-
private companies turned out for the
opening of the Contained Research conference.com.
Communication Services update Oak Regeneration Field
ANR associate editors needed program with UCCE San Diego County
Day set for April 22
Recruitment is now under way for ANR for several months, Communication Ser- On April 22 the IHRMP will host
associate editors in three subject areas: vices is now ready to roll out the program Oak Regeneration Field Day at the
environmental horticulture, natural statewide. Sierra Foothill Research and Exten-
resources and pomology, viticulture & sion Center (SFREC) in Yuba County.
Here are the details:
subtropical horticulture. These field days have been held
•Counties or programs that conduct
Associate editors are nominated every two to three years since 1989
sales of publications can be issued a and provide an opportunity to share
by the Communications Advisory
promotion code for use by customers information about the most effective
Board and appointed by Associate Vice
in the online catalog only. Telephone, procedures for artiﬁcially establishing
President Rick Standiford to manage the
content peer-review process for ANR fax, or mail orders are not eligible. native California oaks and to view oak
educational materials. In doing so, as- •The codes do not expire. research trials at the SFREC. Some of
sociate editors ensure that the content •In order to encourage customers to use the oak plantings have now been in
of ANR publications and videos is as your promotion code, customers using place for over 20 years, providing an
scientifically accurate as possible. a promotion code will receive a 10% opportunity for participants to view
Associate editors also encourage discount on their order. (Discounts older oak plantings and observe how
authors to write new and revise older trees mature.
cannot be combined. So for example,
publications, and they serve as a link This year’s ﬁeld day will feature
Master Gardeners cannot combine
between ANR Communication Services a variety of research trials including
their standard discount and a promo-
and the Division’s programs. With their a study comparing livestock impacts
tion code to get a 50% discount.) to varying sizes of oak seedlings, the
efforts, associate editors significantly
•Participating counties or programs causes of variability in acorn crops,
contribute to the quality of extension
will receive 30% of the net sales how treeshelters affect seedling
and outreach programs statewide. ANR
associate editors’ terms are four years, (product totals excluding taxes and growth, and comparisons of planting
beginning July 1, 2009. shipping) generated by customers seedlings vs. acorns.
To nominate yourself or a colleague using their codes. The field day will consist of
for associate editor in one of the above •Carol Lopez in our Oakland ware- indoor and outdoor sessions and is
subject areas, please provide the fol- house will run quarterly reports to designated for restoration profes-
lowing information by April 17 to Joe determine any sales revenue due sionals, arborists, woodland owners
Connell, chair of the Communications and managers, professional forest-
participating counties. Revenues less
Advisory Board’s recruitment subcom- ers, nursery operators and others
than $50.00 will roll over to the next
mittee: candidate’s name, address, interested in the ecology, manage-
phone number, e-mail address, areas of ment and restoration of California’s
expertise, length of service with ANR, oak woodlands. The workshop fee
To get started, simply e-mail Cyn-
workgroup or continuing conferences to is $35 and will cover the morning
thia Kintigh at email@example.com
which candidate belongs, and descrip- refreshments, handouts, and a
with a request. Your promotion code
tion of candidate’s prior involvement catered lunch.
will be set up in the system and e-mailed For further information, contact
with both Communication Services
back to you along with suggested Sherry Cooper at (530) 224-4902 or
and with ANR and other peer review
wording for use of the codes in event Doug McCreary at (530) 639-8807, or
processes. E-mail nominations to Con-
nell at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail flyers and other promotional materials. look at the announcement and regis-
to UCCE Butte County, 2279-B Del Oro Once received, you can start using it tration form on the IHRMP Web page
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In memoriam workshops scheduled
W. Mack Dugger ANR members who are interested in
further developing their advocacy skills
W. Mack Dugger Dugger is survived by his son,
may sign up for the small group Ad-
Jr., former dean and Thomas, and daughter, Lucinda, and
vanced Advocacy Through Education
professor emeritus three granddaughters. Donations in his
workshops (Advocacy 301).
of UCR’s College of memory may be sent to the UCR Botanic
To make more effective use of
Natural and Agricul- Gardens. – Sara Clausen
your time, we have combined the
tural Sciences, died at
his Riverside home messaging training with in-person,
on Dec. 26, 2008. He Gary Rush on-camera training. Mike Miller and
was 90. Gary A. Rush, Paula Hamilton of Brown-Miller Com-
A plant physi- farm advisor munications will conduct workshops
ologist, Dugger came emeritus, died across the state in March and April
to UCR’s statewide Air Pollution Research on Jan. 24 in Red- where participants will practice hon-
Center in 1960 from the University of ding. He was 73. ing and delivering messages about
Florida. Three years later he became pro- Rush grew the University of California, ANR and
fessor of botany and, in 1964, chair of the up on a ranch in their programs in mock meetings with
then-Department of Life Sciences in the eastern Oregon decisionmakers. The role-playing ses-
College of Letters and Sciences. and was active sions are video taped, then played back
In 1968, Life Sciences was renamed in 4-H as a child. and reviewed so that participants can
the Department of Biology and combined He earned his observe their effectiveness at convey-
with the Citrus Experiment Station and bachelor’s degree ing their messages.
the Agriculture Research Center to create a in animal science The one-day workshops (10
single college of Biological and Agricultural in 1957 from Oregon State University, a.m.to 4:30 p.m.) will be limited to
Sciences. Named the ﬁrst dean of this col- studied education from 1960 to 1961 at six participants per session, so be
lege, Dugger guided the difﬁcult merger Sacramento State University, then earned sure to sign up early. To register, go
of an academic faculty and research and a master’s in agriculture and resource to http://ucanr.org/advo301.
outreach personnel of the Citrus Experi- economics in 1972 from University of For more information about Ad-
ment Station. Rapid expansion followed, Nevada.
vocacy Through Education training,
with the new college seeing its enrollment In 1973, Rush was appointed to a
go to http://groups.ucanr.org/advo-
tripling in the ﬁrst three years. joint University of Nevada and Univer-
cacy2009 or contact Pam Kan-Rice at
In 1974, physical science depart- sity of California farm advisor position in
(510) 987-0043, pamela.kan-rice@ucop.
ments were added to create the College Community Resource Development and
edu, or Lorrie Mandoriao at (510) 987-
of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. This assigned to Modoc, Lassen and Washoe
counties. Rush served in this position 0063, firstname.lastname@example.org.
unique blending of agricultural, life, and
physical sciences was a bold new step for until he transferred to Plumas-Sierra
the campus, and one that required all of
Dugger’s considerable administrative and
counties as the UC Cooperative Extension
agriculture/4-H advisor in 1983.
diplomatic skills to accomplish. Rush moved to Hayfork in 1987 to
Dugger served as dean from 1968 become the county director and “jack of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
all trades” in Trinity County. In 1990 he Division of Agriculture
until 1981, when he returned to teaching
and Natural Resources (ANR)
and research in the Dept. of Botany and was appointed county director for both
Serving California through the creation, devel-
Plant Sciences. He will be remembered Shasta and Trinity counties. He also had opment and application of knowledge in agri-
particularly for his work with plant irriga- programmatic responsibility in 4-H Youth cultural, natural and human resources. We invite
tion systems and his research on the subject Development and Community Economic you to visit ANR’s Web site:
of boron. Dugger, who retired in 1990, was Development. He retired in 1993 and was
honored with UCR’s prestigious Emeritus immediately granted emeritus status. To access back issues of ANR Report,
log on to http://danr.ucop.edu//anr-report/
Faculty Award for 1996-97. “Gary is remembered for being fair
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A native of Georgia, Dugger received in his dealings, his practical approach to ANR Report,
his B.S. in soil botany at the University of problem solving and his willingness to Ofﬁce of Governmental & External Relations,
Georgia in 1941 and an M.S. in plant physi- pitch in and get the job done,” said Larry 1111 Franklin St., 6th Floor,
Oakland, CA 94607-5200.
ology from the University of Wisconsin Forero, livestock advisor for Shasta and Telephone: (510) 987-0043; fax: (510) 465-2659;
in 1942. After service in World War II, he Trinity counties. e-mail: ANR-Report@ucop.edu
received his Ph.D. in plant physiology from Rush is survived by his sons, Michael
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in 1950. Debra Rush. – Larry Forero