UC Cooperative Extension - Kern County
Giving Tuesday - 2018
Cooperative Extension improves the lives of Californians through its research and extension in agriculture, the environment, natural resources management, and human and community development.
Help us reach for California’s greatest potential on this GivingTuesday!
Please see below link for your donation; there is a drop down menu to designate the UCCE Kern County Fund, UCCE Kern 4-H County Fund, or Other (add a comment if you would like to designate your donation to the endowment fund). The University of California Cooperative Extension thanks you for your consideration on this Giving Tuesday.
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We are happy to announce that John Karlik and Mohammad Yaghmour will be conducting our annual deciduous fruiit tree pruning demonstration. The demonstration is free and advance registration is not required. The flyer can be accessed here.
Where: UC Cooperative Extension Office
When: Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13
Each day from 12 noon to 1:30 pm
If you have any questions, please call 661-868-6200. We look forward to seeing you!
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