UC experts meet the media tomorrow at World Ag Expo

Feb 13, 2017 No Comments by

Eleven UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists working on issues of critical importance to the agricultural industry will make “lightning” presentations, take part in a Q&A session and network with reporters. The great potential hidden in sorghum genes is one of our topics, so we’ll be serving samples of sorghum beer and light refreshments made of sorghum.

Join us to meet experts who can provide unbiased, science-based information to the media on a wide variety of topics – now and in the future.

The following newsmakers are part of the 2017 program:

  • Mary Lu Arpaia, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) horticulturist, UC Riverside, based at the KREC in Parlier, Calif.
  • Khaled Bali, Ph.D., UCCE irrigation water management specialist, based at KREC
  • Jeff Dahlberg, Ph.D., KREC director and UCCE specialist, plant breeding and genetics
  • Ruth Dahlquist-Willard, Ph.D., UCCE advisor, small-scale farming in Fresno and Tulare counties
  • Lupita Fábregas, Ph.D., UCCE 4-H Youth Development advisor and assistant director for diversity and expansion
  • Maggi Kelly, Ph.D., UCCE specialist and director of the UC Statewide Informatics and Geographic Information Systems program, UC Berkeley
  • Peggy Lemaux, Ph.D., UCCE plant genetics specialist, UC Berkeley
  • Doug Parker, Ph.D., Director, UC California Institute for Water Resources
  • Alireza Pourreza, Ph.D., UCCE agricultural engineering advisor, based at KREC
  • Leslie Roche, Ph.D., UCCE rangeland management specialist, UC Davis
  • Samuel Sandoval, Ph.D., UCCE specialist in water resources, UC Davis

Rose Hayden Smith, Ph.D., the editor of the UC Food Observer blog, will serve as the M.C.


For more information text Jeannette Warnert, (559) 240-9850, jewarnert@ucanr.edu.


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