University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Centennial Staff Profiles


 Name Dustin Blakey
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 Title County Director and Farm Advisor
 Location UCCE Inyo & Mono Counties
 Time with ANR 1 year
 Typical Day I get to work with local food producers, community garden groups, and homeowners, helping them solve problems they have growing horticultural crops in the eastern Sierra. I also get to help 4-H youth and their families, supporting the youth in their personal growth. Part of my job it to oversee administrative aspects of UCCE programs such as 4-H and Master Gardeners. These are busy programs!

 Most Memorable Moment I got to visit Joseph Swall's original apple orchard, which UC advised on nearly 90 years ago. This was (and may still be) the highest-altitude apple orchard in the United States. We're working with the current owners to help preserve the site.

 What I love Most About Working for ANR I love solving problems and helping people understand plants and their benefits to society.

 My Story I worked in Cooperative Extension in Arkansas for more than a decade, but I am from California and was eager to work with UC ANR.

Here's to another 100 years of science and service!

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