Madera County
University of California
Madera County

Serving Madera County

Welcome New County Director Karmjot Randhawa!

Welcome new County Director for Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare County; Karmjot Randhawa!

Karmjot Randhawa
The University of California Cooperative Extension, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for Fresno/Madera/Kings/Tulare Counties is pleased to welcome Karmjot Randhawa as the new 4 County Director.  A Central Valley native, Karmjot joins us from George Mason University where she was the Research Translation Operations Manager at the Center for Climate Change Communication.  As the new County Director, Karmjot is responsible for the coordination and overall operations of Cooperative Extension programs in Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties. Karmjot will oversee the effective educational and applied research programs as well as provide direction and leadership to the academic and support staff within the county extension programs.  Karmjot looks forward to increasing the visibility of UCCE by communicating the positive impacts and benefits realized by the citizens of the Central Valley and the state through the activities and contributions of these units. 

Karmjot received her BS and MS in research psychology at California State University, Fresno and received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University.  She is also currently completing the Climate Change and Health Certification Program at Yale University.  Please join us in welcoming Karmjot to the team!

Karmjot can be reached at 559-241-7514 and by email at kgrandhawa@ucanr.edu

OFFICE HOURS

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.

Karmjot Randhawa, County Director (559) 241-7514 kgrandhawa@ucanr.edu

 

Russell Hill, 4-H Advisor (559) 675-7204 rdhill@ucanr.edu

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

Scott Stoddard, Vegetable Crops & Limited Resource Farms Advisor (209) 385-7403  csstoddard@ucanr.edu  (UCCE-Merced Office)

Daniela Bruno, Dairy Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211 dfbruno@ucanr.edu (Thursday only)

Rebecca Ozeran, Livestock & Natural Resources Farm Advisor (559) 675-7879, Ext. 7211 rkozeran@ucanr.edu (Friday only)

Phoebe Gordon, Orchard Systems Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7209 pegordon@ucanr.edu

Joy Hollingsworth, Nutrient Management & Soil Quality Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7211  jhollingsworth@ucanr.edu (Tuesday only)

Karl Lund, Viticulture Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7205  ktlund@ucanr.edu

UC CalFresh Nutrition Program, (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7207

Denise Cuendett, Master Gardener Coordinator, (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7202 (559) 241-7535 (Fresno) dhcuendett@ucanr.edu 

 

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.

Dairy 

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 Gardeners

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

Pomology

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.

Viticulture

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

AlfalfaWeevilLarvae The End of Chlorpyrifos in California will Profoundly Impact Alfalfa IPM and Pest Resistance: What are the Alternatives?
The end is near for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) applications in many California crops, now on a faster timetable than previously anticipated. This results from a recent agreement between CA Department of...

DSCF0069 2019 Annual UC Alfalfa and Forage Field Day at Kearney Scheduled for September
2019 Annual Alfalfa and Forage Field Day Thursday, September 19, 2019 UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier 9240 S. Riverbend Ave. NO COST TO ATTEND  Get ready for...

Improving Crude Protein in Alfalfa
A question came to me from a crop consultant. His alfalfa grower asked him how he could increase crude protein (CP) in his alfalfa. The buyer of the alfalfa, for the most part, is happy with the hay....

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