UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
J.S. Di Giorgio Memorial Internship
The J.S. Di Giorgio Memorial Internship was established to give students pursuing a career in agriculture a broad based, hands-on exposure to production techniques and problems. The interns will work under the direction of the Kern County Farm Advisor staff of the University of California. Compensation will be approximately $10.75 per hour. Filing deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015.
Tuesday June 9, 2015: Two hour seminar focusing on saving water in turfgrass.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015: Two hour seminar focusing on landscape water conservation.
Both seminars will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please indicate below if you would like to attend one or both seminars. Cost is $25.00 per seminar. Please make checks payable to UC Regents. Check payments for registration can be mailed prior to the event or made in person by check or cash at the Kern County UC Cooperative Extension office at 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Payments will also be accepted the night of the event.
*Space is limited, early registration and payment is recommended*
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 UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
100-Year Agriculture Families
As we celebrate University of California Cooperative Extension - Kern County 100th anniversary, we recognized those families with a long, sustained involvement in the agriculture industry. Check out some pictures here:
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.
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Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 868-6200
Fax: (661) 868-6208
Dr. Brian Marsh