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Madera County
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Madera County

Serving Madera County


The UC Cooperative Extension Office Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Closed 1:00-2:00pm for lunch.  Occasionally, there will be brief office closures for off-site meetings and events.  Please leave a brief reason for visiting on the sign-in sheet at the window during those visits.

Shannon Mueller, Ph.D., County Director Agronomic Crops Farm Advisor  (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211 or (559) 241-7515

Gurreet Brar, Ph.D., Nut Crops farm Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211 or (559) 241-7526

Lindsay Jordan, Viticulture Farm Advisor (559) 675-7879  Ext. 7209

Janet Cangemi, Master Gardener Coordinator (559) 675-7879, Ext. 7212

Russell Hill, 4-H Advisor (559) 675-7204

Laurie Fringer, 4-H Program Representative (559) 675-7879, Ext. 7202

Scott Stoddard, Vegetable Crops & Limited Resource Farms Advisor (209) 385-7403

Fadzayi Mashiri, Ph.D., Livestock & Natural Resources Farm Advisor (209) 966-2417


We apologize for any inconveniences that may arise.


Madera County Programs

4-H Youth Development

Organizes, administers, directs and coordinates youth programs in cooperation with Madera County 4-H adult volunteer leaders. Programs are designed to meet the needs and interest of youth 9 to 19 years of age. Focus is on responsibility and leadership development.

Agronomic Crops

Provides extension education and research programs in alfalfa, cereal grains and corn. Provides weed identification and programs for efficient weed control.

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Dairy productivity and product quality, as well as complex issues of animal health and welfare, waste management, and water quality.

Livestock and Natural Resources

Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.

Master Gardener

Their mission is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape to the residents of Madera County. 


Practical advice and problem solving for fruit and nut producers.

Vegetable Crops

Provides educational information to vegetable crop producers in Madera County. Conducts research programs in tomatoes, melons, garlic and other vegetables. Serves Madera and Merced Counties.


Disseminates research based information from University, industry and private research to growers, processors and packers of grapes and grape products. Provides diagnosis of permanent crop plant diseases.

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ANR Blogs

SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting
Posted 11/23/2015 - UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural...

Kearney Alfalfa Field Day Handouts and Presentations Posted to the Website
Posted 11/23/2015 - The handouts and presentations from the alfalfa field day held at the Kearney Research and Extension Center have been posted to the alfalfa website at Scroll down to find...

YouTube video showing how to identify parasitized caterpillars in alfalfa fields Alfalfa YouTube Finalist
Posted 11/20/2015 - We are excited to announce that our Alfalfa IPM YouTube video titled, “Identification of parasitized alfalfa caterpillars and armyworms”, was a finalist in the annual national...

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