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Local Roots, Global Reach Patrons

In Recognition.......

The following individuals and organizations are recognized for their contributions and support of the UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center as it designs and implements an ambitious plan for capital improvements, program expansion and community outreach. In the First Phase, we will be adding a multi-purpose meeting center and office space where we will bring together our many Orange County Cooperative Extension programs under one roof for the first time. Our partner, the Orange County Farm Bureau, will be joining us on-site as well, adding to this dynamic and collaborative environment. This and subsequent phases will enable us to deepen the impact and dissemination of our research efforts, expand our educational programs for youth and adults and strengthen our role as a valued community resource through new and expanded partnerships.


A special thank you to our honorary chairs:

Barbara Allen-Diaz, Vice President, UC Division of ANR

A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, CDFA

Ed McFadden, Representative, California Avocado Commission

Kirti Mutatkar, CEO, UnitedAg

Tom Nassif, CEO and President, Western Growers

Sheila and Jim Peterson, Local Community Leaders

Paul Wenger, President, California Farm Bureau Federation

Patron Circle:

Benefactor -


Contract Installations, Inc.

John, Janet and Misa Kabashima

Partner -

Great Park Neighborhoods

Supporter -

Bottle Logic

Nursery Growers Association

Southern California Chapter of CAPCA Board Members

Friend -

Irvine Ranch Water District

Alliance for Community Education - Orange County

Almond Board of California

American AgCredit

California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers - Orange County Chapter

Darren and Jaime Haver

David Diaz and Barbara Allen-Diaz

Herb Machleder

Orange County Land Management Services

Village Nurseries

Other -

Ed and Teresa Andrade

Sandra and Edward Collett

Arlene Finke

Bill and Claire Frost

Distribution and Supply Technology

Everris NA

Nationwide Insurance

Orange County Peace Officers Association

William and Marsha Simmons

Mary Anne Skorpanich

St. Francis Winery

Tri-Cal, Inc.

White Seed Company

Cheryl Wilen

Norma Yarbrough