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Helene Dillard to Retire as UC Davis College of Ag & Environmental Sciences Dean

Dean Helene Dillard is retiring in 2024 as leader of the University of California, Davis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or CA&ES, after 10 years of service. A national search for a new dean will begin in December, and Dillard will retire once her successor is in place. During her tenure as dean, Dillard established several key initiatives, engaged …

Friends of the Fair Sponsoring $25,000 in College Ag Scholarships

It pays to major in agriculture. The Friends of the Dixon May Fair is sponsoring nine college scholarships, valued at a total of $25,000, in its annual Donnie and Tootie Huffman Scholarship Program that is open to Solano County high school graduates majoring in an agricultural field. In the past, the ag scholarship applicants had to “be attending a college or university …

Helene Dillard to Retire as Dean of the UC Davis College of Ag and Environmental Sciences

Dean Helene Dillard is retiring in 2024 as leader of the University of California, Davis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or CA&ES, after 10 years of service. A national search for a new dean will begin in December, and Dillard will retire once her successor is in place. During her tenure as dean, Dillard established several key initiatives, engaged …

Nominate California Teachers for Top Agricultural Educator Award

Agriculture educators play a vital role within their communities by investing countless hours to prepare and empower students for successful careers in the industry. To honor their contributions and support them with additional resources, the California FFA Foundation, in partnership with Nationwide and the California Farm Bureau, are accepting nominations for California’s leading agricultural teachers for a chance to be …

Ag Boosters Barbecue Supports Students and Programs

Celebrating 46 years, the Ag Boosters Barbecue has become a tradition for supporters and friends of the Ag One Foundation and the California Women for Agriculture , raising more than $1 million for student scholarships and programs that support California agriculture. The annual fundraising event will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at George’s Ranch (8805 CA-41, Fresno), …

UC Davis Nematologists Excel at International Meeting

Doctoral students in the laboratory of nematologist Shahid Siddique, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, excelled at the 62nd annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists (SON), held July 9-14 in Columbus, Ohio. It was the lab mates’ first-ever conference, and they brought home first- and second-place awards, in addition to a second-place tie in the Cobb Bowl …

Lake County Winegrape Commission Announces Second Year of Pruning School

The Lake County Winegrape Commission announced the continuation of Lake County Pruning School, which launched in December 2022 and sold out, benefiting more than 100 attendees. Presented in both English and Spanish, the immersive Lake County Pruning School is the first of its kind for a regional organization and was created in collaboration with Simonit & Sirch, the renowned grapevine …

Mentors Announced for 2023 College Aggies Online Program

Cattle ranchers and social media influencers Natalie Kovarik and Brandi Buzzard are two of the mentors set to advise participants in the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2023 College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship program, which begins on September 11. Registration is now open for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying in the U.S., as well as collegiate clubs and classes. Last year, …

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to Welcome Cattle Producers Worldwide

The 69th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, the largest event of its kind in the nation, dates are set for Aug. 7-9 and registration is open. More than 1,900 cattle producers are expected to come to the Texas A&M University campus. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Animal …

Students Recognized for Excellence in Support of Ag Industry

Four Fresno State students in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology were recognized with ag scholar awards at the Jordan Agricultural Research Center. Plant science graduate students Margaret Fernando (of Ames, Iowa) and Bianey Medina Garcia (Salinas), plant science senior Kiera Searcy (Hanford) and agricultural business senior Ashleigh Sorensen (Sanger) were selected for the honors based on their …

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