I promise to mention the drought only once today. There, I did it. Let’s move on.
This week’s Farm Beat touches on a few upcoming events – an ag scholarship luncheon in Turlock, FFA competitions in Modesto and a Sonora gathering for logging advocates. The details:www.tucare.com www.turlockchamber.com www.mjc.edu
Speaking of teaching people how to farm, UC Davis has been ranked No. 1 worldwide for agricultural research and education for a second straight year. The list was released this week by QS World University Rankings, a British outfit.
“We are proud to receive these outstanding rankings because they reflect both the long-established and emerging strengths of our university,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in a news release.
Plenty of farmers, educators and other people in the Northern San Joaquin Valley have ag degrees from Davis. And the campus is a key part of the UC Cooperative Extension, which spreads research findings among farmers and also helps families with nutrition and gardening advice.
I noted the first No. 1 ranking in a Farm Beat column last year, but it’s time to raise the bar: Let’s see if the UC Davis folks can make the rain fall and bring an end to this (not gonna say it).