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Theresa Becchetti grew up on her family’s farm in MO where her love of agriculture began, especially for cattle. The family later moved to San Diego, but Theresa kept her deep love for agriculture. She received her BS at Cal Poly SLO in Animal Science, concentrating in natural resource management, with a minor in Watershed Management. While at Cal Poly, Theresa was very active in the Beef Program as a resident herdsman for two of the facilities and a member of the beef enterprises. She then went to Davis for her MS in Animal Science where she conducted a statewide research project concerning riparian grazing. The main objective of the project was to find associations between grazing management, site characteristics, and riparian/stream health, allowing managers to implement management practices that can safeguard riparian areas without simply fencing the area out. Theresa has a cross-county appointment for Stanislaus County as well.
Theresa A. Becchetti Livestock and Natural Resources
USDA Expands Assistance for Drought-Impacted Ranchers In response to severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week its plans to help cover the cost of transporting...
News from USDA. Also check out the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) at: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/livestock_forage_program_lfp-fact_sheet.pdf WASHINGTON, September 8, 2021— In response to the severe...
UCCE Looking to Document LGD Bonding Techniques The process of bonding livestock guardian dogs with livestock is crucial to their success as adult dogs. However, little if any research-based information is available on bonding...
If you're interested in feeding cattle you're in for a treat! Colleagues of mine, in SoCal are producing an excellent newsletter and podcast called CattleCal. It's a joint effort by Pedro Carvalho, PhD, Assistant Cooperative...
USDA Updates Pandemic Assistance for Livestock, Poultry Contract Producers and Specialty Crop Growers
This is another press release from USDA that provides updates to the Covid19 pandemic assistance program for livestock, poultry contract producers and specialty crop growers. Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov USDA Sets October...