UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
UC Davis Viticulture Road Show
The UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology will be holding a road show in Tulare County on April 2nd, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The event will be held at the Tulare County Agricultural Building, located at 4437 S Laspina Street, Tulare, CA 93274.
Topics will include pathology, nutrition, integrated pest management, and more. Continuing education credits have been requested.
For more information, please access the Road Show Agenda.
Online registration is required at: http://ucanr.edu/roadshow.
If you have questions, please contact Gabriel Torres at 559-684-3316 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 J.S. DI GIORGIO MEMORIAL INTERNSHIP
The J.S. Di Giorgio Memorial Internship was established to give southern San Joaquin Valley students pursuing a career in agriculture a broad based, hands-on exposure to production techniques and problems. The selected intern will receive full time, non-benefited compensation of approximately $2,200 per month. The filing deadline for submission of the application and letters of reference is Monday, April 1, 2019.
For more information and to access the required forms, please follow this link.
Kern County is located in the southern Central Valley of the state of California. Established in 1866, it extends east beyond the southern slope of the eastern Sierra Nevada range into the Mojave Desert, and includes parts of the Indian Wells Valley, and the Antelope Valley. From the Sierras the county extends across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the eastern edge of the Temblor Range, part of the Coastal Ranges. To the south the county extends over the ridge of the Tehachapi Mountains. According to the 2009 census, its population was 807,407. The county seat is Bakersfield (since 1874) with the original county seat being the former mining town of Havilah in the mountains between Bakersfield and Tehachapi.
The county has a large agricultural base and is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, wind turbine power, and geothermal power. As of 2009[update], Kern remains California's top oil-producing county, with 81% of the state's 52,144 active oil wells. The county accounts for one-tenth of overall U.S. oil production, and three of the five largest U.S. oil fields are in Kern County. Kern is also noted for its mineral wealth, including gold, borate, and kernite. The largest open pit mine in California, which mines borax, is at Boron in Kern County.
Cooperative Extension is the informal off-campus educational arm of the University of California. It is a part of the Land-Grant College System, that since 1914, has provided the citizens of California and Kern County with the following programs to improve their quality of living.
4-H Youth Development
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is known about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at the UC ANR drought website, which is located at: http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
All donations will be used exclusively for the delivery of Cooperative Extension programs in Kern County, including 4-H Youth Development, Food and Nutrition Education, and agricultural research.
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|2019 California State 4-H Horse Classic and Horse Bowl Contest||6/27/2019|
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 868-6200
Fax: (661) 868-6208
Dr. Brian Marsh