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San Luis Obispo County
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5940
Fax: (805) 781-4316


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Shannon Klisch
Title: Area Director for UCCE in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
Specialty: Community Health Education
Phone: (805) 235-7474
Email: sklisch@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.
Phone: (805) 781-5948
Email: mcbattany@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
Phone: 805-781-5161
Email: cagreer@ucanr.edu
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Dr Royce E 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.
Phone: (805) 434-4106
Email: relarsen@ucanr.edu
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Dr Katherine E Soule
Title: Health Equity Advisor
Email: kesoule@ucanr.edu


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Bill Tietje
Title: Area Natural Resource Specialist
Specialty: Oak woodland ecology and management, human impacts on wildlife, oak regeneration, land use planning
Phone: 5107257651
Email: tietje@berkeley.edu

Administrative Staff

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Hiromi Peck
Title: Administrative Services Officer I
Phone: 805-781-5942
Email: hpeck@ucanr.edu
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Mary Stason
Title: Administrative Assistant lll
Phone: 805-781-5940
Email: mvstason@ucanr.edu

4-H Youth Development Program

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Kelsey Dugan
Title: Community Education Specialist II
Phone: 15307860568
Email: kdugan@ucanr.edu
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Denise Harris
Title: 4-H Program Assistant
Phone: (805) 781-5943
Email: deharris@ucanr.edu
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Ana M Torres
Title: 4-H YDP Community Education Specialist II
Phone: 805-781-5941
Email: amltorres@ucanr.edu

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE

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Mishelle Costa
Title: Community Education Supervisor II
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: mpetit@ucanr.edu
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Miguel Diaz
Title: UC CalFresh NEP Community Education Specialist 2
Email: midiaz@ucanr.edu
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Kelly Q Hong
Title: Community Nutrition Specialist 3
Specialty: Nutrition Education and Youth Engagement
Email: kqhong@ucanr.edu
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Abbi Marrs
Title: Community Education Specialist 3
Specialty: Garden Sustainability
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: mbmarrs@ucanr.edu
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Betsy Plascencia
Title: Community Education Specialist 2
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: bgplascencia@ucanr.edu
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Melissa S Rorabough
Title: UC CalFresh NEP Community Education Specialist 2
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: mslafreniere@ucanr.edu
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Rosa Vargas
Title: Regional Manager
Email: rivargas@ucanr.edu

Volunteer Programs Staff

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Maria E Murrietta
Title: Program Coordinator MG/MFP
Specialty: San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
Phone: 805-781-5946
Email: mmurrietta@co.slo.ca.us


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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.
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.
Phone: CD: (805) 781-5940 4-H: (805) 781-5943
Email: rpenfield@ucanr.edu
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Mark L 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.
Email: mlgaskell@ucanr.edu
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Franklin F Laemmlen Ph.D.
Title: Farm Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Vegetable crops (leafy greens, parsley, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, carrots, nappa, bok choy, cilantro, spinach, squash, peppers (bell), plant pathology, nematology, entomology, farm safety, plant problem diagnosis, cut flowers
Phone: (805) 934-4997
Email: fflaemmlen2@ucdavis.edu
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Shirley S Peterson --Retired
Title: Advisor Emeritus Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences
Specialty: Nutrition, food safety, & consumer economics.
Email: sspeterson@ucdavis.edu
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Etaferahu Takele , M.S.; M.A
Title: Area Advisor Farm Management/Agricultural Economics
Specialty: Area Advisor - Farm Management /Agricultural Economics - Production economics, decision-making at the farm level, integrated input management, risk managementSubtropical Fruit Crops (Citrus, Avocados) Vegetable crops, Field CropsRiverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angles, Orange and Ventura.
Notes: 22641 Radnor Lane Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Phone: 9512436513
Email: ettakele@ucdavis.edu