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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




Mendocino & Lake Counties Fire Recovery Info
Posted 10/16/2017 - The attached pdf, from Katie Delbar, provides initial info on assistance for ag producers with property in the recent Mendocino & Lake fires. I've just begun to work on a smartphone app that I hope will make it easy to assess acreage damaged by the...

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Posted 3/8/2017 - This is a re-post from CWGA. CWGA Legislative Action Alert – Members located in Marin County and Surrounding Areas: Marin County is in the process of correcting an omission in the land use code that for the last 15 years has left ranchers in...

Sheep Handling Video Series
Posted 3/3/2017 - The following is a re-post from ASI Weekly. The How to Handle Sheep video series released by the American Sheep Industry Association, in collaboration with Temple Grandin, Ph.D., the Livestock Marketing Association and Colorado State University, is...

UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Position Announcement Placer-Nevada-Sutter-Yuba
Posted 2/10/2017 - The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor who will serve UCCE Placer-Nevada and Sutter-Yuba Counties with headquarters in Auburn, CA. Please help spread the word about this...

North American Meat Insitiute Releases MyMeatUp App for IPhones and Androids
Posted 1/23/2017 - The following came from the NAMI Lean Trimmings newsletter.   Meat Institute to Launch MyMeatUp App Tuesday.  The Meat Institute will nationally launch its new MyMeatUp app on Tuesday morning with a broad release to mainstream media outlets...

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