Livestock and Natural Resources
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. Complete information is contained in the workshop agenda.
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.
Presentations from Past Workshops and Symposia
Presentations from previous Southern San Joaquin Livestock Symposia, Weed Workshops, Sheep Producer Forums, drought meetings and more are available at: Past Presentations
Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Serving Kern, Tulare and Kings counties
At the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley sit Kern, Tulare and Kings Counties. The tri-county area encompasses a wide variety of bioregions including hot deserts, forests, mountain meadows, annual grasslands, oak savannahs and salt bush scrub. The variable geography and ecosystems of the area make it a rewarding place to live and raise livestock.
On average, 26% of the land in each of the three counties is considered rangeland. Overall, about 43% of the cattle and calves and 30% of the lamb and sheep produced in the state of California are produced in Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties.
For information on current research projects click here
Julie grew up in the L.A. area visiting and working on her family's cattle ranch near Bishop, CA where she developed her interest in ranching and natural resource management. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Range Management. After spending some time in the work force, Julie went back to school at the University of Idaho where she earned a Master's of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management.
Kern Livestock Facebook Page
Check out the UCCE Kern Livestock Group Page on Facebook!
A number of informative and helpful factsheets are available online through the Ag Ombudsman website, hosted through UCCE Sonoma County. While some information may be specific to Sonoma County, the majority of the information should be fairly widely applicable throughout California. You can access the Ag Ombudsman's website here: Agriculture Ombudsman