Serving Madera County
New Position Posting
The position is at the associate advisor level. The NFCS advisor will assess and evaluate clientele needs that can be effectively addressed through UC Cooperative Extension nutrition, family, and consumer sciences programs. The advisor will provide leadership to the UCCE low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (known as UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program). The advisor may also participate in the Master Food Preservation Program, after settling into program and research responsibilities.
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
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.
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.
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.
Trained volunteers provide advice and support for local gardeners.
Practical advice and problem solving for fruit and nut producers.
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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Date: August 12, 2014 - August 31, 2014
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