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Agricultural economic development, land use, marketing, and tourism information helpful in Lake County, and beyond.
Julie Frazell, 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, can be reached at (707) 263-6838 or email Julie . 4-H is more than a club - 4-H is young people getting ready for the future. In 4-H, you will work with other people in a 4-H club, in your school,or with another organization. 4-H'ers can also go to camps, show their work at fairs, travel, host youth from other countries, attend meetings and events with other young people, and much, much more!
The Lake-Mendocino 4-H Summer Camp is a week long camp filled with fun and exciting adventures that are sure to be remembered for years to come. Any 4-H Member who is entering the 4th-9th grade can come to camp as a camper. If a member is entering the 8th or 9th grade they also have the opportunity to attend camp as a Counselor-In-Training. Older members who have already attended camp as a Counselor-In-Training have the opportunity to come to camp as a Counselor, Dean, or Director. For more informaion contact (707)263-6838.
Greg Giusti, Forest & Wildlands Ecology Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached at (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Greg . Forestry addresses complex management concerns with an inclusive approach for landowner input and direction. Assists decision makers in developing progressive programs aimed at the conservation of natural resources.
This site is dedicated to the complex and multi-disciplined topics of inland fisheries, exotic species, amphibians, wetlands, and limnology. It is intended to provide quick and simple access to University resources to assist the people of Lake County access to the vast array of resources and information available to better manage freshwater aquatic resources.
Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel . Major crop responsibilities include European pears, walnuts, olives, apples, and all other tree fruit and nut crops, except wine grapes. Pomology focuses on all aspects of efficiently producing annual fruit and nut crops, including horticulture, pest management, and environmental protection.
Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties and Gabriele O’Neill, can be reached at (707) 263-6838. Alternatively, you can e-mail Rachel or e-mail Gabriele . The Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program was created in response to Ordinance #2895 (Abatement of unmanaged, neglected and abandoned pear and apple trees) to see if you are affected, go to http://www.uckac.edu/programs/Web-based_GIS/Unmanaged_Apple_and_Pear_Tree_Outreach_Program/. Its goal is to educate the public about the need to properly manage pear and apple trees in the vicinity of commercial orchards in order to prevent the constant influx of pests, which threaten the success of non-chemical pest control programs.
Lucia Varela, Area IPM Advisor-North Coast, can be reached at (707) 565-2621, or e-mail Lucia . Research and links for Integrated Pest Management of apples, pears and winegrapes. Additional information is available at: http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/IPM/.
John Harper, Livestock and Range Management Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached at (707) 463-4495 or e-mail John . The Livestock and Range Management program encompasses water quality issues, natural resource management, and livestock production. Additional information is available here.
Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor or Gabriele O'Neill, Master Gardener Coordinator can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel or e-mail Gabriele . Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide advice and support for local non-commercial gardeners. Questions for Master Gardeners may be directed to email@example.com or call (707) 263-6838.
Glenn McGourty, Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached by calling (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Glenn .
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Cattlemen's Day at the Cow Palace October 19, 2013
Posted 10/4/2013 - The California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) & Merck are sponsoring Cattlemen's Day at the Cow Palace on October 19, 2013. Topics and speakers include: Beef Industry Sustainability - Jude Capper, PhD. Issues with Antibiotic Use in...
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Posted 9/30/2013 - In an earlier blog post this year I shared information on an app for the IPhone and Android smartphones that provided auction market information on cattle. The app was called Cattle Talk Mobile and at the time there was not any...
Mendocino County Meat Plant (MCMP) Study - Staying Local
Posted 8/21/2013 - After almost two years, the Mendocino County Meat Plant (MCMP) Study is completed and the 92-page report is available for download as a pdf from either the UCCE Mendocino County web site (http://cemendocino.ucanr.edu/files/171140.pdf) or the Mendocino...
Two Smartphone Apps for Cattle Market Info
Posted 8/21/2013 - On August 2, 2013 I wrote a blog post about the American Sheep Industry (ASI) market information app for the IPhone and Android smartphones. Recently, I came across two apps for cattle producers that provide similar information. They are Cattle Talk...
Sales of Gain Boosting Product for Cattle Suspended
Posted 8/21/2013 - Editor's Note: The following was prepared by my colleague, Morgan Doran, UC Cooperative Extension, on August 20, 2013. Over the past few weeks there has been a controversy brewing over the use of Zilmax (zilpaterol hydrochloride) in feedlot...
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