Centennial Staff Profiles
|Location||UCCE Sonoma County|
|Time with ANR||4 years|
I assist farmers and ranchers who would like to diversify their operations, usually with value-added products. I help them determine the regulatory requirements. I also work with the regulatory departments in order to try to streamline process and support ag businesses and diversification.
|Most Memorable Moment||
Giving my presentation about a regulatory success story at Agriculture Innovation Network's Regulatory Summit in Davis. That story became Success Story #1 in the resulting publication, Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes.
|What I love Most About Working for ANR||
The feeling that I am contributing to the support of agriculture and agricultural businesses in Sonoma County.
I was hired to look at Ecosystem Services on Rangeland in California. I worked on that project for about a year and created a website to share much of the research I conducted. When that grant ended in 2012, I started working on Ag Ombuds-type projects. The ombudsman position had been called for by many in the ag community. The UCCE office worked with Sonoma County to make this a permanent position. I also work on our website and social media. You can follow us on Facebook (UCCE Sonoma) and on Twitter (@UCCESonoma) and on YouTube (UCCE Sonoma)!