Cultivating Solutions in Ventura County
California Fire Resources
Recent California wildfires have created a renewed need for caution, concern and care.
The University of California Cooperative Extension in Ventura County provides the following links to use before, during and after wildfires:
Disaster Assistance Centers:
Grant Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 913
Malibu Courthouse in the Malibu Civic Center
23525 Civic Center
· Conrad N Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Hills Rd.
LA County Disaster Assistance Centers - https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire-disaster-assistance-centers/
UCCE Ventura County/Hansen Agricultural REC Welcome New Director
The University of California Cooperative Extension Ventura County and the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center welcome County Director ANNEMIEK SCHILDER
Annemiek is a descendant of a long line of Westfriesian dairy farmers in the northwest of The Netherlands. Her grandfather, who farmed well into his 90's, inspired her to follow a career in agriculture. She did undergraduate studies in Agronomy at the University of University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. After obtaining her B.S. degree and an appreciation of the Cajun culture, she studied Plant Sciences at Wageningen Agricultural University in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Subsequently, she obtained her MS and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY while wandering the wheat fields of upstate New York in search of fungal and viral diseases. She then moved to Nigeria, Africa, fulfilling a long-time dream to work in agricultural development and spent three years as a at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture researching legume and cassava diseases, seed health, and plant quarantine issues
Annemiek comes to us from Michigan State University where she was an Associate Professor in the Plant Pathology department. Her knowledge and optimism makes her a great addition to both the UCCE and REC.
|4-H Alpaca and Horticulture Farm Day||6/22/2019|
|4-H Gymkhana/Trail Day||6/23/2019|
|4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp||6/24/2019|
|Small Animal PDC Meeting||6/26/2019|
|4-H Council Meeting||6/26/2019|
|2019 California State 4-H Horse Classic and Horse Bowl Contest||6/27/2019|
|2019 Citizenship Washington Focus||7/5/2019|
|Equine PDC Meeting||7/7/2019|
AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics
If you are a commercial grower and need advise or assistance on an agricultural issue, contact the appropriate Cooperative Extension AG advisor by going to http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Staff/.
If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please bag your sample, fill out and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.
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Jim Downer is the advisor of plant pathology at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Ventura County.
If you haven't seen him for a while, don't worry. Jim is on sabbatical and doing just fine as he works on his writing at his home in Arizona.
Jim is projected to return to the UCCE office around September 2019.