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Livestock and Natural Resources

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Presentations from Past Workshops and Symposia

Presentations from previous Southern San Joaquin Livestock Symposia, Weed Workshops, Sheep Producer Forums, drought meetings and more are available at: Past Presentations

Julie Finzel
Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Serving Kern, Tulare and Kings counties

   At the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley sit Kern, Tulare and Kings Counties. The tri-county area encompasses a wide variety of bioregions including hot deserts, forests, mountain meadows, annual grasslands, oak savannahs and salt bush scrub. The variable geography and ecosystems of the area make it a rewarding place to live and raise livestock.
      On average, 26% of the land in each of the three counties is considered rangeland. Overall, about 43% of the cattle and calves and 30% of the lamb and sheep produced in the state of California are produced in Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties.

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About Julie:

Julie grew up in the L.A. area visiting and working on her family's cattle ranch near Bishop, CA where she developed her interest in ranching and natural resource management.  She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Range Management.  After spending some time in the work force, Julie went back to school at the University of Idaho where she earned a Master's of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management.



Julie Finzel


Kern Livestock Facebook Page

Check out the UCCE Kern Livestock Group Page on Facebook!

UCCE Kern Livestock Group Facebook Page


Ag Ombudsman

A number of informative and helpful factsheets are available online through the Ag Ombudsman website, hosted through UCCE Sonoma County. While some information may be specific to Sonoma County, the majority of the information should be fairly widely applicable throughout California. You can access the Ag Ombudsman's website here: Agriculture Ombudsman