San Benito County
University of California
San Benito County

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Office Information

San Benito County
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5346
Fax: (831) 637-7111

Director

Photo of Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Title: Assistant Vice Provost: Cooperative Extension, Director of Cooperative Extension: San Benito County & Science Literacy Youth Development Advisor: San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties
Specialty: Youth Science Literacy
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-637-5346 x 12
Fax: (831) 637-7111
Email: lschmittmcquitty@ucanr.edu

 

Staff List

Photo of Larry J Bettiga Larry J Bettiga
Title: Viticulture Farm Advisor
Specialty: Wine grape production, canopy management, pest management, rootstock and clonal evaluation.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7361
Email: lbettiga@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Mark Bolda Mark Bolda
Title: County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8025
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: mpbolda@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Michael D Cahn Michael D Cahn
Title: Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources
Specialty: Irrigation & Water Resources
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7377
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: mdcahn@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Maria de la Fuente Ph. D. Dr Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Gardener Program Santa Clara.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia
Title: Area IPM Advisor - Entomology
Specialty: Biology, ecology, and management of arthropod pests
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7359
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: adelpozo@ucanr.edu

 

Sergio Garcia, Emeritus
Title: Farm Advisor, Emeritus -   Livestock   Range and Natural Resources
Address:
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5346 x 14
Fax: 831-637-7111
Email: sgarcia@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Aparna Gazula Aparna Gazula
Title: Small Farm Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3127
Email: agazula@ucanr.edu

 

Jenny Gomer
Title: Administrative Assistant
Address:
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-637-5346 x 15
Fax: 831-637-7111
Email: jkgomer@ucanr.edu

 

Julie Katawicz
Title: 4-H Youth Program Representative
Address:
1430 Freedom Blvd., Ste E
831-763-8015
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-763-8015
Fax: 831-763-8006
Email: jkatawicz@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Devii R. Rao Devii R. Rao
Title: Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity, Watershed Protection and Management.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-637-5346 x14
Email: drorao@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Richard Smith Richard Smith
Title: Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science
Specialty: Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7357
Email: rifsmith@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Laura Tourte Laura Tourte
Title: Farm Management Advisor - Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito Counties
Address:
UCCE Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard Suite E
(831) 763-8005
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 763-8005
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: ljtourte@ucanr.edu

 

Emily Whiteley
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023

 
Webmaster Email: lschmittmcquitty@ucanr.edu