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Celebrating with Farm Bureau as they begin their Centennial year by receiving a proclamation from the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.
Welcome Mandeep Virk-Baker to UCCE!
Dr. Mandeep Virk Baker is the Area Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She also received her MPH degree and a Global Health Graduate Certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013.
She received her Registered Dietitian certification from the Commission on Dietetic Registration in 2014. Prior joining UCCE, Dr. Virk-Baker completed a post-doctoral Cancer Prevention training at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. At NCI, Dr. Virk-Baker’s research was focused in the areas of dietary carcinogens, tobacco, nutrition, and global health. Dr. Virk-Baker has expertise in basic lab science, epidemiology, community nutrition, public health & policy.
She is excited to join our Fresno team and is looking forward to building collaborations for extension and research in Fresno and Madera. She is passionate about utilizing her scientific skills for improving health and wellbeing of our local communities.
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Master Gardeners: The UCCE Backyard Gardener Connection
Do you garden in containers, plant a full-fledged vegetable garden, or are you planting edibles among your existing landscape? No matter what your level of gardening experience is, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners can help you be successful. For nearly 30 years the UCCE Master Gardeners have trained volunteers interested in gardening to become experts that can help County residents have and enjoy beautiful home gardens.