UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"The sustainable methods of farming that I’m currently practicing were a direct result of my cooperation with UC Cooperative Extension. This system not only saves me money, but has a tremendous benefit to the environment."Dino Giacomazzi, Central Valley Dairy Farmer 2012 Leopold Conservation Award Recipient
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Viticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE Sonoma County
The first time I knew I wanted to be a farm advisor when I “grew up” was when, as an undergraduate, I first worked in field trials in several counties that were collaborative projects with a UC Davis plant pathologist and UCCE viticulture farm advisors—all of whom are now retired. It was obvious those advisors had a commitment to help growers be successful. Years later (and, now, years ago), I was chosen to fill a farm advisor position. I still consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work with and for people who are committed to the development of knowledge that can help people succeed.