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Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
University of California
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

Livestock and Natural Resources


About Theresa

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.

Contact Info

Theresa A. Becchetti Livestock and Natural Resources
(209) 525-6800




Small-scale farming and urban animal agriculture survey
Posted 10/6/2016 - The following comes from Dr. Alda Pires at UC Davis. Please consider participating in the survey. Survey to identify the needs of small-scale farms and Urban animal agriculture Producers in the Western States of the US: livestock and poultry owners The...

UC Davis Horse Day October 22, 2016
Posted 9/20/2016 - The Annual UC Davis Horse Day is right around the corner!  Be sure to register before October 7th to receive the discounted rate:   If you have a group of 10 or more, please email Kathryn at...

Coping with Drought on California Rangelands Publication
Posted 9/16/2016 - Announcement reprinted from California Wool Growers' Association newsletter. I was part of the team and it reflects input from Mendocino and Lake County ranchers as well as the rest of the state.   California has experienced five large-scale,...

New USDA App Protects Cattle from Heat Stress
Posted 9/1/2016 - The following is a repost from ASAS Taking Stock.   By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service, USDA USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched a new smartphone application (“app”) that forecasts conditions...

University of California Cooperative Extension Wild Pig Survey
Posted 8/12/2016 - In managed rangelands and agricultural areas, feral or wild pigs are a significant pest species. However, estimates of total damaged area occurring on these lands are ill-defined and subject to a high degree of variability. Wild pigs can be important...

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