UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
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.
SWEEP Grant Opportunity Workshop
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. This workshop will show you how to assemble a strong grant proposal to receive funding of up to $100,000 to improve your on-farm water and energy efficiency.
Registration is free, but online advance registration by February 20 is required.
When: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10 AM to 12 PM
Where: UCCE-Kern County, 1031 S Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
The flyer/agenda for the workshop can be accessed here: SWEEP Flyer/Aenda
Map to UCCE Kern County: https://goo.gl/maps/pSdJHGAu2bp
2019 Southern San Joaquin Livestock Symposiums
The symposium will be offered in two sessions. The first will be in Visalia on February 27, 2019. The second will be in Bakersfield on February 28, 2019. On-line advance registration for each session is available at $15 per person and you can pay on-line with your credit card (preferred), or by mail with check or money order by using the mail-in Registration Form.
Registration on the date of the symposium will be offered (space permitting) at $20 per person.
The dates, times, and locations of each session are:
Visalia Livestock Market
733 N. Ben Maddox Way, Visalia, CA 93292
Wednesday, 2/27/2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:15 pm
UCCE Kern County
1031 S. Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Thursday, 2/28/2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
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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Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 868-6200
Fax: (661) 868-6208
Dr. Brian Marsh