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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


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


Russell Hill, 4-H Advisor (559) 675-7204

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

Scott Stoddard, Vegetable Crops & Limited Resource Farms Advisor (209) 385-7403  (UCCE-Merced Office)

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

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

Phoebe Gordon, Orchard Systems Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7209

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

Karl Lund, Viticulture Advisor (559) 675-7879 Ext. 7205

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

Denise Cuendett, Master Gardener Coordinator Fresno and Madera offices, Send e-mail to  

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 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. 


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

1Damage-Alfalfa Leaftier Alfalfa Leaftier Found for the First Time in Low Desert Alfalfa Fields
A new caterpillar pest was found infesting alfalfa fields in Imperial County.  It was first observed in mid-September when pest control advisers brought it to our attention (Apurba Barman and...

2021 Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day to be held In Person 9/23/21
REGISTER NOW NOTE: DUE TO COVID, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND NO COST TO ATTEND Pre-register by clicking or following the link immediately...

Harvesting organic alfalfa hay in Yolo County. Organic alfalfa hay cost study released
A new study that outlines costs and returns of establishing and producing organic alfalfa hay has been released by UC Cooperative Extension, the UC Agricultural Issues Center and the UC Davis...

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