Welcome to the Merced County Cooperative Extension
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Cooperative Extension Merced County
2145 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced, CA 95341-6445
Phone: (209) 385-7403
Fax: (209) 722-8856
Maxwell V. Norton
E-mail Merced County Master Gardeners at; ANRMgMerced@ucanr.edu
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Liliana, Gregorio and Alejandro
are all leaving!
Our Cal Fresh nutrition educator Liliana Agundis De Aguilera will be leaving us June 6. We appreciate all of her contributions to our nutrition program and the people she helped. We will miss having her as part of our team. Until her replacement is in place, questions about the nutrition program can be directed to Jaci Westbrook at 525-6800.
Gregorio Billikopf has announced he will retire at the end of June but he is not disappearing. Like many retired Farm Advisors, he will continue working on major projects such as: updating his web site; finishing the third edition of Labor Management in Ag; continuing to improve his Party-Directed Mediation system for employers; and responding to requests for advice. Thank you Gregorio for your years of service to California agriculture. His office phone is 209/525-6800.
Alejandro Castillo, our dairy Farm Advisor will also be retiring at the end of June. He will continue to do research work and consulting as a Farm Advisor Emeritus. A couple of the projects he will be working on are pathogens in dairy manure, heat stress, and efficiency of mineral management in dairy cows. He will be in the office a few days a month and you can continue to use his existing contact information.Beginning in July, Jennifer Heguy, Dairy Advisor in our Modesto office will assume responsibility for Merced County. You can call her at 209/525-6800.