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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. 7209 or (559) 241-7526

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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ANR Blogs

Long Beach, CA California Alfalfa & Grains Symposium - 2014
Posted 11/14/2014 - The University of California Division of Agricultural & Natural Resources will be holding the California Alfalfa & Grains Symposium this year in Long Beach CA on December 10-12,...

Blue alfalfa aphid on alfalfa stem The Blue Alfalfa Aphid: A continuing problem
Posted 11/13/2014 -   The blue alfalfa aphid, Acyrthosiphon kondoi Shinji was first identified by entomologists in the spring of 1975 in the Imperial Valley of California. Since then it has become widespread...

Alfalfa-FieldHarvest Second GMO trait in Alfalfa, Low Lignin Approved by USDA
Posted 11/8/2014 - Hang onto your hats - A decision by USDA yesterday paves the way for commercialization of the second genetically-engineered (GE) trait in alfalfa in 2015 – one with a quality...

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