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Kearney, Lindcove and West Side now have a Community Educator.

Roberta Barton has joined the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources as a community educator. Barton will develop and lead unique outreach and educational programs that highlight key agricultural topics and research projects underway at the Kearney Agricultural, Lindcove and West Side Research and Extension Centers in Fresno and Tulare counties. The UC REC system enables the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens and thriving communities. Barton holds a degree in Journalism from California State University, Fresno and has decades of community relations experience in the non-profit and public sectors, including previous positions with the Fresno County Public Library, Westlands Water District and Valley PBS.

Roberta Barton, a community educator for Kearney Agricultural, Lindcove, and West Side Research and Extension Centers.
Roberta Barton, a community educator for Kearney Agricultural, Lindcove, and West Side Research and Extension Centers.

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:43 PM
  • Author: Laura J. Van der Staay
Tags: agriculture (13), community (9), outreach (43)

Valuable Lessons Learned While Raising Livestock

Jake Williams of Smartsville 4-H in the show ring at the Yuba-Sutter Fair

Raising livestock at any age requires an array of skills and knowledge in areas ranging from animal health, nutrition and proper handling to resource and business management. It is certainly not a job that can be taken lightly, which is why it is so...

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:17 AM
  • Author: Megan G Osbourn
Tags: 4-H (22), Beef Cattle (23), Community (9), Education (37), FFA (8), Future (8), Outreach (43), Rangeland Management (27), SFREC (72), UCCE (25), Workshop (21)

Learning to become Grass Farmers


The annual California Grazing Academy held at UC SFREC and led by Roger Ingram, Nevada/Placer County UCCE Director and Livestock Advisor was once again a widely attended and engaging event. Over a third of an inch of rain cooled off the 24 participants...


Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Tags: Beef Cattle (23), Community (9), Education (37), Forage Production (17), Future (8), Irrigation (12), Natural Resources (12), Outreach (43), Rangeland Management (27), SFREC (72), ucce (25), Workshop (21)

Local Food and Farm Show Features SFREC Event

The Food and Farm Farm can be seen filming the event on Feb. 22nd.

Producers from the Food and Farm Show filmed and interviewed multiple speakers at the Future of Farming and Ranching Forum at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center on February 22nd. The Food and Farm Show highlights local agricultural events,...

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Community (9), Farming (5), Future (8), Media (2), Outreach (43), Ranchers (30), Research and Extension Centers (14), SFREC (72), Video (7), Workshop (21)

Local agriculture community comes together at SFREC to highlight success and extend lessons learned for future producers

Dustin Flavell, SFREC Superintendent, led a short tour and spoke about SFREC's purpose and role in the community.

This past Saturday, February 22nd, SFREC hosted a forum focused on the future of farming and ranching in the Sierra foothills. A number of local leaders involved with agriculture worked closely with SFREC for several months planning this event and the...

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Agriculture (13), Community (9), Education (37), Farming (5), Outreach (43), Ranchers (30), sfrec (72), Sierra Foothills (9), UCANR (44), UCCE (25), Workshop (21)

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