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Monterey County
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: PH-(831) 759-7350 4-H-(831) 759-7360
Fax: (831) 758-3018

Director

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Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz 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
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu

County Director

Advisors

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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
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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
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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
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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

Cross County Advisors

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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
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Dr Royce Larsen E.
Title: Area Natural Resource/Watershed Advisor
Specialty: Water Quality and Non-point Source Pollution on Rangelands. Also, other natural resource issues including: Rangeland Improvements, Noxious Invasive Weeds, Wildland Fires, Grassland Restoration and Endangered Species.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
350 N. Main Street, Ste. B
Templeton, CA, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 434-4106
Fax: (805) 434-4881
Email: relarsen@ucanr.edu
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Devii R. Rao
Title: Acting 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: 831-637-5346 x14
Email: drorao@ucanr.edu

Staff Research Associate

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David Chambers
Title: Staff Research Associate II - Phytophthora ramorum
Specialty: Sudden Oak Death
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8040
Email: dlchambers@ucanr.edu
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Thomas R Lockhart
Title: Staff Research Associate II
Specialty: Irrigation
Phone: 8317597365
Fax: 8317583018
Email: trlockhart@ucdavis.edu
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Patricia Love
Title: Staff Research Associate II
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: pllove@ucanr.edu
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Shannon Sayre
Title: Community Education Specialist
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7352
Email: slsayre@ucanr.edu
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Cole Smith
Title: Staff Research Associate III
Specialty: Composting Education, Program Administration, Organic Waste Amendment Research and Management, Community based learning
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-918-4641
Email: cbrsmith@ucanr.edu

4-H Youth Development Program

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Lorin Hofmann-Lurz
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative II
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7386
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: lhofmannlurz@ucanr.edu

Administrative Staff

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Lennis Arriaga
Title: Accounting Technician
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7353
Email: larriaga@ucanr.edu
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Jessica C Rodriguez
Title: Secretary
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 8317597373
Email: jecrodriguez@ucanr.edu
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Kelley Sivertson
Title: Administrative Services Assistant/Office Manager
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-759-7354
Fax: 831-758-3018
Email: klsivertson@ucanr.edu

Support Staff

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Jasmine Rodriguez
Title: Lab Assistant I
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: jazrodriguez@ucanr.edu
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Carlos Rodriguez Lopez
Title: Farm Advisor Assistant
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: crodriguezlopez@ucanr.edu

Emeritus

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William E Chaney, Ph.D.
Title: Farm Advisor   Entomology (Emeritus, Retired)
Specialty: Entomology
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: wechaney@ucdavis.edu
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Steven T. Koike
Title: Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Plant pathology research and education for vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops; plant disease diagnostics; food safey research and extension.
Address:
8100 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
Email: skoike@trical.com
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Steven A. Tjosvold
Title: Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus
Specialty: Environmental horticulture
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8013
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: satjosvold@ucanr.edu
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Laura 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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Sonya L Varea Hammond
Title: County Director (Emeritus, Retired)
Specialty: Public Policy - Biotechnology Education and Land Use
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: slvareahammond@ucdavis.edu