UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
2019 Kern County Almond Day
UCCE-Kern is happy to announce that the 2019 Kern County Almond Day will be held on Thursday, April 11th, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held at the Kern Agricultural Pavilion, located at 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307.
Multiple speakers will present on topics ranging from almond pathology to orchard management, and much more. A hot buffet lunch will be provided at the end of the session. Registration is $10 per person and advanced online registration is required.
Please register in advance at http://ucanr.edu/almondday.
Here is a map to the Kern Agricultural Pavilion.
Academic Position Announcement
Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Viticulture
Link to UC ANR Jobs site: Viticulture Announcement
Location: Bakersfield, Kern County, California
Date Posted: April 3, 2019
Closing Date: May 24, 2019
Job Description: Download
The University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks an advisor for viticulture to conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program to address vine growth and development, table grape production, irrigation/water management, vine nutrition, rootstock evaluation, vineyard management systems, automation and mechanization, crop/fruit development, integrated pest and disease management in table grape vineyards including soil pests, post-harvest handling, cultural practices and their impact on fruit quality and yield, and best practices to minimize the environmental effects of production and cultural practices.
For complete information and to apply, go 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.
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