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Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Hmong-language pesticide safety videos now online

A series of videos describing California pesticide rules and safety in Hmong is now available to view for free online. The videos were produced by California State University, Fresno and UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno... more »

New advisors, specialists and a director join UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Expanding its expertise in water, soil, pest management, forestry and small farms, five new academics and a county director have joined the ranks of University of California Cooperative Extension. Kim Ingram Forest stewardship education academic... more »

University of California ANR releases UCCE advisor positions for recruitment

Six University of California Cooperative Extension advisor positions have been released for recruitment by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Glenda Humiston, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources, is thrilled to resume strengthening the... more »

California ag department awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM solutions program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

Stemilt awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor

Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Growers was awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor for its ready-to-eat ripened pear program, RipeRite, and Operation Flavor initiative. Progressive Grocer’s category awards are presented to shopper-centric companies who utilize data analysis... more »

40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22-25, in Pacific Grove, California

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »

Couples from Tehama, Napa counties earn Young Farmers and Ranchers awards

A dairy farming couple from Tehama County and a husband and wife involved in the Napa County grape and wine business have earned awards for achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers in California.... more »


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