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Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
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Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

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Across California, the University of California’s 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve.

More than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home and youth advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to problems across California.

As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.

As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland.

As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.

And thousands of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.

We work in full partnership with federal, state, county and private resources.

We are stewards, problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators and educators.

We are UC Cooperative Extension.

Interview Schedule for San Joaquin/Stanislaus County 4-H Advisor

Interested persons are invited to attend the presentation for each candidate.  The presentations will be held in the Mokelumne Room at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA.

Monday, April 28 2014

8:30 a.m.    Jessica Guild, 4-H Program Representative, UCCE San Mateo and San Francisco

12:00 noon  Dr. Dawnte Early, Director of Research and Evaluation Healthy Relationships California (HRC) Greater Southern and Northern California Area

3:00 p.m.     Robert Clark, School and Community Prevention Specialist, San Juan High School

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

8:30 a.m.      Elizabeth Kim, Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, School of Social Work

12:00 noon   Dr. Chia Liang Dai, Associate Fellow, Office of the Dean, Criminal Justice and Human Services, University of Cincinnati

3:00 p.m.       Elizabeth Villalobos, 4-H Program Representative, UCCE Fresno County


UC Blogs

Observing Bay Area World Malaria Day

A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

The statistics are alarming.  "Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria, a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year, and nearly 1 million of those infected die from the disease...

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Golden Boy

Male Valley carpenter bee draws attention at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A "golden boy" drew a lot of attention at the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday, April 12 during the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. "Golden boy?" A male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) to be exact. This carpenter bee is usually...

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Just Me and My Maggot

A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've never been to Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you're missing a special kind of art. Maggot Art. Yes, you read that right. Maggot Art. It's a traditional and popular part of the...

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San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Ste 200, Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: (209) 953-6100
Fax: (209) 953-6128
Click here for a map

Ag Center May 2008


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Adult male spotted wing drosophila.  Note the dark spot on the tip of its wings.  (Photo by Larry L. Strand.) Be on the lookout for spotted wing drosophila
Posted 4/16/2014 - It's cherry growing season and a good time to begin looking for spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii. SWD is a small fruit fly that attacks soft-flesh fruit such as  cherry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry. It...

Mary Bianchi, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor and San Luis Obispo County Director Cooperative Extension's Mary Bianchi receives agricultural sustainability leadership award
Posted 4/14/2014 - The Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis announced today that Mary Bianchi of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is this year's recipient of ASI's Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger...

Groundwater is a vitally important natural resource in California. Out-of-sight groundwater is not always well understood
Posted 4/7/2014 - It can be challenging to imagine the stores of water underlying California. But Thomas Harter, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis, shares a vivid vision of the state's vitally important...

Asparagus, chard, eggplant, mustard greens, peppers, roma tomatoes, and California native strawberries are water-efficient edibles. (Photo credit: Jennifer Baumbach, UCCE Master Gardener Coordinator, Solano County) Ten tips for vegetable gardening during a drought
Posted 4/3/2014 - Is it possible to grow a vegetable garden when water resources are scarce and water rationing could be imposed?  Water responsibly, plant carefully, and select fruit and vegetable varieties that are drought tolerant. All of these sustainable...

The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program created a drought webpage for dairy operators. Drought guidance for dairy producers
Posted 3/31/2014 - The California drought points to a looming crisis for California dairy producers, according to Mike Payne, dairy outreach coordinator at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and director of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program...

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