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New Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor

Rebecca Ozeran is the new Extension Advisor for Livestock and Natural Resources in Fresno and Madera counties. Rebecca grew up in Yuba City, CA with a passion for animals and the land that supports them. She majored in Animal Science at Cal Poly for her Bachelor’s degree and attended Montana State University for her Master’s degree in Animal and Range Sciences. Rebecca will focus her research, outreach and extension education efforts on current issues impacting livestock producers and land managers in both counties. Topics of interest could include 1) management of forage and water during drought, 2) ranch economic sustainability, 3) livestock/wildlife coexistence and conflict, and 4) targeted grazing and grazing systems. 


Rebecca Ozeran es la nueva Advisor de Ganado y Recursos Naturales en los condados de Fresno y Madera. Rebecca creció en Yuba City, California, y tenía una pasión por animales y la tierra silvestre. Ella estudió las ciencias animales en Cal Poly y asistió Montana State University por su título de máster en las ciencias animales y pastizales. Rebecca enfocará sus esfuerzos de investigación, educación y extensión a la comunidad en los problemas actuales que afectan a los productores de ganado y a otros que toman decisiones respecto a la tierra en ambos condados. Temas de interés puede incluir 1) el manejo de forraje y agua durante la sequía,

2) la sostenibilidad económica de ranchos, 3) la coexistencia y los conflictos entre la vida silvestre y el ganado, y 4) pastoreo dirigido y los sistemas de pastoreo.


UCCE welcomes new Nut Crop Advisor to the Fresno County team!

Mae Culumber is the new UC Cooperative Extension Advisor for Nut Crops in Fresno County beginning July, 2016. As Nut Crop Advisor, Mae’s program will consist of locally-based extension, education and applied research efforts to address production issues encountered by almond, pistachio, and walnut growers in the area. The UC Cooperative Extension Nut Crops research and extension programs for Fresno and Madera Counties will focus primarily on:

  • Dissemination of information related to orchard planting and establishment 
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Disease management
  • Variety and rootstock trials
  • Research on irrigation scheduling
  • Managing proper nutrition and fertilization program
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling of nut crops

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Fresno County Residents Learn Valuable Nutrition Lessons

Fresno County Residents Learn Valuable Nutrition Lessons Fresno

County has the highest pocket of concentrated poverty in the nation. One-fourth of the population—over 220,000 people—are eligible for CalFresh benefits (formerly food stamps.) The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education program collaborates and leverages UC Cooperative Extension resources to positively impact the nutrition, physical activity, and food buying behaviors of low-income CalFresh-eligible families in Fresno County through direct education and applied research.

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CalFresh-eligible youth receive experiential lessons and taste testing designed to introduce them to a variety of healthy foods. In the 2011-12 school year, educators participating in the program reported that compared to the beginning of the year, approximately 96% of students try new foods offered at school more often. CalFresh-eligible adults participate in class-series and workshops centered on meal planning, “stretching” food dollars and feeding their families nutritious meals. Of participants evaluated, 42% of adults reported increasing their variety of fruits consumed. The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education program partners with 29 school districts, private preschools and community agencies to meet the extensive need for nutrition education in Fresno County. Through collaboration with our dedicated partners and educators, we are growing healthy families and communities. 

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In the News

Chairman Poochigian Sponsors Resolution Proclaiming “4-H Club Week” in Fresno County

On Tuesday, September 1st Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman Debbie Poochigian sponsored an agenda item proclaiming September 13 through 19, 2015 as “4-H Club Week” in Fresno County.

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The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a statewide network of campus based Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses working collaboratively with county-based Cooperative Extension advisors located in 50 county offices throughout the state.



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