UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
2019 Southern San Joaquin Grape Symposium
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium will occur on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 8 am to 1:30 pm. The symposium will be held at Hodels Country Dining, located at 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashraf El Kereamy at 661-868-6226 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 CA Rangeland Climate & Drought Workshops Weather, Grass, and Drought: Planning for Uncertainty
UC Cooperative Extension in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the USDA California Climate Hub, and the National Integrated Drought Information System is hosting 4 regional workshops on climate and drought resources to support short- and longer-term rangeland drought planning.
Topics include: Behind the Scenes Look at US Drought Monitor; Overview of Drought Programs and Assistance; Weather Monitoring and Forecast Products; and Drought Early Warning Systems.
Central California – Tulare
February 7th, 5:00-8:15pm
Tulare County Cooperative Extension
4437-B S. Laspina St., Tulare, CA 93274
Other dates and locations are availble; check the flyer for more information.
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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|4-H Central Youth Summit||1/25/2019|
|Registration: Club Leader Essentials Certification||1/27/2019|
|Kern County 4-H New Horse Member Orientation||1/29/2019|
|California 4-H Equine Field Day||2/2/2019|
|Kern County 4-H Home Ec. Field Day- Fashion Revue and Medal Testing||2/9/2019|
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 868-6200
Fax: (661) 868-6208
Dr. Brian Marsh