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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, County Director (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211 or (559) 241-7515

Gurreet Brar, 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

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 and Weed Control

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


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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Dr. Qualset, UC Davis, BYD virus infected oat hay field. California’s Sacramento Valley Oat Hay Crop Hit Hard with Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus
Posted 4/22/2015 - As if the drought were not enough to reduce forage yields this year, some Sacramento Valley oat hay growers have been hit with a bad case of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYD) disease this spring,...

Posted 4/8/2015 - Water and Pest Management will be the focus of a field day be held April 16th at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville, CA in the Imperial Valley. 7 a.m. through Noon. ...

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