Serving Mariposa County since 1949
The UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) office operates under a cooperative agreement with the University of California, the County of Mariposa, and the USDA to provide services to county residents. This arrangement ensures programs are focused on addressing local issues. UCCE provides teaching, research, and public service activities for the community, extending the University's great resources of research and knowledge. UCCE serves the residents of Mariposa County by developing and implementing research-based programs in agricultural, natural resources, and youth development programs.
Scholarship Opportunity for California Ranchers to Attend the Society for Range Management 2015 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA
A scholarship opportunity to support California ranchers' attendance at the upcoming Society for Range Management (SRM) conference in Sacramento, California from January 30, 2015 - February 7, 2015 is now available. Scholarship funds will be used to reimburse up to 50% of successful applicants' cost to attend the conference. To apply on line click here. Applicants can select to attend part of or the full conference. All California ranchers are eligible to apply for this funding. The scholarships, which have been made available through the Renewable Resources Extension Act, are intended to give ranchers an opportunity to hear some of the most current information available on the ecology and management of rangeland ecosystems, SRM conference proceedings include information on current technical and policy issues affecting the ranching community and emerging concepts, technology and tools to better manage rangelands. Topics to be covered at the upcoming SRM conference include climate change, ecosystem services, conservation practices weed management, use of technology for information dissemination, low-stress livestock handling and adaptive and collaborative management of rangelands. The information presented at the SRM annual conferences can provide important insights for improving overall ranch productivity and adapting to new issues as they arise.
Ranchers attending the conference can expect to:
- Gain more ideas about how to improve production;
- Learn how to manage their resources in a sustainable manner;
- Gain a better appreciation of the importance of collaboration ad adaptive management;
- Build more established networks with other ranchers and professionals;
- Share their knowledge with peers at organized discussion sessions;
- Be energized to attend future SRM conferences.
Successful applicants will meet with the Livestock and Natural Resources Farm Advisors (listed below) before the conference to help navigate the conference offerings and after the conference to provide feedback regarding their experience.
Fadzayi Mashiri (Mariposa, Merced, & Madera Counties)
Julie Finzel (Kern, Tulare, Kings Counties)
Sheila Barry (Bay Area Counties)
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UCCE Mariposa County
5009 Fairgrounds Road
Mariposa, CA 95338-9435
(209) 966-2417 Phone
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Fadzayi Mashiri, PhD.