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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

Kristen Stenger, NFCS Advisor (559) 675-7201

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

Trained volunteers provide advice and support for local gardeners.


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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Alfalfa & Field Crop, Irrigation, Pest Management Field Days Coming Up Soon
Posted 4/14/2014 - There are Two California Alfalfa field Days coming up soon, one in the Imperial Valley and one in Davis, CA. Both heavily feature irrigation management issues, which are key to alfalfa producers in...

MikePhoto1 Yellowing of alfalfa leaves in the springtime - Do you know what this is?
Posted 3/10/2014 - A friend sent me these photos from an alfalfa field near the Merced area in California's Central Valley.  Can you diagnose what this is? We're not 100% sure what it is, but have a pretty good...

Alfalfa stem infested with Blue Alfalfa Aphid Blue Alfalfa Aphid Update – March 2014
Posted 3/10/2014 - Blue alfalfa aphid (BAA) populations have again been seen in southern and central California including locations in the Imperial, Palo Verde, Antelope, and San Joaquin Valleys (see Peter Goodell blog...

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