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Santa Barbara County
Cooperative Extension
Please forward all inquiries to: 2156 Sierra Way, Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5940
Fax: (805) 781-4316

County Director

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Dr Katherine E Soule
Title: Health Equity Advisor
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Email: kesoule@ucanr.edu

Cross County Advisors

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Mark Battany
Title: Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor
Specialty: Water management, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate and weather evaluation, weather stations and sensors, grapes and viticulture.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5948
Fax: (805) 781-4316
Email: mcbattany@ucanr.edu
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Ben Faber , Ph.D.
Title: Advisor
Specialty: Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1462
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: bafaber@ucanr.edu
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Christopher A Greer PhD
Title: Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Integrated Pest Management
Specialty: Integrated Pest Management of Agricultural Crops
Notes: cell: 805-888-1355
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way, Suite C
(cell: 805-888-1355)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5161
Email: cagreer@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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Mr Matthew Shapero
Title: Livestock and Range Advisor
Specialty: The Livestock & Range program provides locally based extension, education, and applied research focused primarily on the interactions of livestock production systems with rangeland ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, invasive plants, wildland fire, prescribed fire, soil health, and watershed health. It aims to serve the needs of agricultural producers and land managers, to increase production efficiency, and to promote ecologically and economically viable agricultural operations.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: 805-645-1475
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: mwkshapero@ucanr.edu
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Liliana Vega
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: Positive Youth Development
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-4188
Fax: 805-781-4316
Email: live@ucanr.edu

Specialists

4-H Youth Development

Master Gardeners

CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

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Shannon A Klisch
Title: Academic Coordinator II
Specialty: Community Health Education
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5944
Email: sklisch@ucanr.edu
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Melissa LaFreniere
Title: UC CalFresh NEP Community Education Specialist 2
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: mslafreniere@ucanr.edu

Program Staff

Administrative Staff

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Hiromi Peck
Title: Administrative Services Officer I
Address:
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5942
Email: hpeck@ucanr.edu

Emeritus

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Mary L Bianchi
Title: Emeritus - Horticulture Farm Advisor
Specialty: Horticulture, pomology, subtropicals, water management and water quality. Horticulture in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Email: mlbianchi@ucanr.edu
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Richard P Enfield
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor-Emeritus
Specialty: Positive youth development, nonformal science projects, experiential education, John Dewey, community collaborations and the concepts of social capital, resiliency and developmental assets.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: CD: (805) 781-5940 4-H: (805) 781-5943
Email: rpenfield@ucanr.edu
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Mark Gaskell Ph.D.
Title: Emeritus - Farm Advisor
Specialty: Specialty crops, small fruit crops, vegetables, sustainable agriculture, small farms in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Barbara County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA, CA 93401
Email: mlgaskell@ucanr.edu
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A. Michael Marzolla , M.A.
Title: Emeritus
Specialty: Youth development, environmental & science education, educational materials development, critical pedagogy
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Fax: (805) 645-1474
Email: ammarzolla@ucanr.edu
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Julie P Newman , M.S.
Title: Emeritus
Specialty: Floriculture and nursery production in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: jpnewman@ucanr.edu
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Phil Phillips
Title: Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Extension of IPM information and adoption of IPM through demonstration and adaptive local research; in citrus, avocados, grapes, strawberries and vegetables
Address:
P. O. Box 428
Ventura, CA 93061
Phone: (805) 645-1457
Email: paphillips@ucdavis.edu
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Carol J Powell
Title: Family & Consumer Science Advisor Emerita
Address:
Cooperative Extension
Please forward all inquiries to: 2156 Sierra Way, Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Email: cgpowell@ucdavis.edu

Staff

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Ms Lucero Cosgrove
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 8053543567
Email: lcosgrove@ucanr.edu
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Maria De Lourdes Orozco Ramirez
Title: UC Small Farms CES II
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Email: mdlorozcoramirez@ucdavis.edu
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Mary Stason
Title: Administrative Assistant lll
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5940
Email: mvstason@ucanr.edu