Madera County
University of California
Madera County

Serving Madera County

Our Office is Temporarily Closed

Temporary Office Closures due to COVID

Although our doors are closed, we are working remotely to meet your needs! 

Email us at: llfringer@ucanr.edu  

Call us at: 559-675-7879 - Voice messages will be checked periodically

Visit our website: http://cemadera.ucanr.edu/

Master Gardener Email:  mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

The UCANR Cooperative Extension Office has moved. New address is  145 Tozer Street Suite 103 Madera, CA 93638.

 Moving the week of January 11-15th 2021. 

 

 

Useful Resources During Shelter in Place

www.farmers.gov/coronavirus

  • This website can help agriculture producers get updates on USDA actions during the coronavirus emergency, including how to access certain services and programs and local Service Centers.

www.usda.gov/coronavirus

  • This website has comprehensive information on all USDA announcements and actions related to the coronavirus emergency, as well as detailed FAQs.

www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a

  • This website will be updated to provide the latest information related to the H2A visa program and processing of applications.

foodsupplychain@usda.gov

  • This email is for folks who have questions, concerns, or suggestions about maintaining the food supply chain throughout this current situation.

feedingkids@usda.gov

  • This email is for folks who have questions, concerns, or suggestions about ensuring kids and others have access to food and meals.

aglabor@usda.gov

  • This email is for folks who have questions, are experiencing problems, or need assistance with getting H2A workers during this coronavirus emergency.

 

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 559-243-6564 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

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