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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.


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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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Fresno County 4-H Youth Learn Valuable Leadership Skills

Fresno County 4-H Youth Learn Valuable Leadership Skills

Members of the 2012-2013 Fresno County 4-H All Star Team have been busy developing leadership skills and sharing them with their fellow 4-H members.  In August of 2012, they organized and facilitated Leadership Training Day to help 4-H club officers understand and perform their duties and to help Junior and Teen Leaders become more effective in their project groups.  In January 2013, the All Stars attended the Leadership Conference of Regional Teens, where they taught a workshop on Collaborative Leadership to 300 teens and volunteer adults representing 12 counties. They are currently further developing and improving their workshop in preparation for the 2013 UC ANR Statewide Staff Conference.

All Star Team (3)

The All Star Team is currently hard at work carrying out their plan of action, which involves bringing a little cheer to children at a local hospital. They are collecting unused, unwanted T-shirts and recycling them into bags, which will be filled with donations of small toys and school supplies. The bags will be distributed to young patients and their siblings at a series of play days at the hospital. The project is helping youth in our community and helping the All Stars build professional skills for a lifetime that can be used in future leadership roles.



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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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