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

Staff List

Director

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Devii R Rao
Title: San Benito County Director and 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: 831-205-3125
Email: drorao@ucanr.edu

Staff

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Larry J Bettiga
Title: Acting County Director & 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
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Mark P Bolda
Title: Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Specialty: Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
500 Westridge Drive
(831) 763-8001
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8025
Email: mpbolda@ucanr.edu
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Michael D Cahn
Title: Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources
Specialty: Irrigation & Water Resources
Notes: University of California, Cooperative Extension, Monterey County 1432 Abbott St Salinas CA 93901
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7377
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: mdcahn@ucanr.edu
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Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: Farm Advisor & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu
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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
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Aparna Gazula
Title: Small Farm Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3127
Email: agazula@ucanr.edu
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Jennifer Kathleen 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
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Julie M Katawicz
Title: Community Educational Specialist II 4-H Program Rep.
Address:
1430 Freedom Blvd., Ste E
831-205-3180
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-205-3180
Email: jkatawicz@ucanr.edu
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Barbara Satink Wolfson
Title: Fire Advisor
Specialty: Wildland fire
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Email: bsatink@ucanr.edu
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Paramveer Singh
Title: Area Agricultural Technology Advisor
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 8317597365
Email: psbsingh@ucanr.edu
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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
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Bailey Smith-Helman
Title: Community Education Specialist III
Specialty: Climate Smart Agriculture
Address:
500 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 8317638001
Email: bsmithhelman@ucanr.edu
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Laura J Tourte
Title: Farm Management Advisor - Emeritus
Address:
UCCE Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076
Email: ljtourte@ucanr.edu
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Yu-Chen Wang
Title: Farm Advisor Plant Pathology
Specialty: Plant pathology
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831)201-9689
Email: yckwang@ucanr.edu