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    UC Agricultural mission officially expands

    UC Davis Specialists and Department Chairs met on Monday for their fall meeting. It was an informational packed meeting. There were many questions about the designation of UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced as part of the UC Agricultural Experiment Station...


    By Deanne Meyer
    Author - Interim Associate Vice President, CE Specialist
  • Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    It's Friday Fly Day!

    It's "Friday Fly Day," but no flies today. They're in a "no-fly zone." That's because of the freezing temperatures. Jack Frost is nipping at assorted noses, leaves are dropping like flies, and cups are overflowing with hot chocolate.  Meanwhile,...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • California Healthy Soils Week highlights the benefits of soil health and biodiversity. Photo by Larry Costello
    Celebrate Healthy Soils Week with free events Dec. 5-9

    California Healthy Soils Week 2022 kicks off Dec. 5 on United Nations' World Soil Day. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is joining the California Department of Food and Agriculture and other organizations in highlighting the benefits of soil...


    By Pamela Kan-Rice
    Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach
  • Celebrate Healthy Soils Week Dec 5 – 9, 2022

    Learn and celebrate Healthy Soils Week with the UC Master Gardener Program and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)! Healthy Soils Week takes place Dec. 5-9 and is full of educational opportunities that celebrate and learn about the...


    By Melissa G. Womack
    Author - Communications Specialist III
  • Bita Rostami (center) with fellow researchers, Logan Ruggles and Marissa Lopez, at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose.  This project was part of the California Ecology and Conservation, UC Natural Reserve System. They were measuring the abundance of yarrow, Achillea millefolium, in burned out areas and unburned areas of the reserve. (Photo by Logan Ruggles)
    Bita Rostami: Practicum Project Published in Prestigious Journal

    This is a success story about a former animal biology student, two professors, her practicum and its publication in a prestigious journal. Bita Rostami, who received her bachelor's degree in animal biology (ABI) from the University of California,...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist