Extension

I do outreach and extension because I am committed to fostering a strong, two-way connection between Californians and the University’s research activities. As an extension economist in agricultural and natural resource issues, I play a critical role in informing policy and management decisions through partnerships with government agencies, private industry, and other stakeholders. I am committed to understanding stakeholder needs, letting those needs inform my research agenda, and prioritizing the dissemination of research results in accessible formats.


Featured Outreach

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
Costs & Benefits of Winter Cover Crops


Outreach Publications

The Coronavirus and the Food Supply Chain.” 2020. With Richard J. Sexton and Daniel A. Sumner. ARE Update 23.4: 1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

Managing Flood Water for Aquifer Recharge: Economic Considerations for Policy.” 2019. With Andrew Ayres and Emmanuel Asinas. Global Water Forum.

“What Does the 2018 Farm Bill Mean for California and the Environment? Spotlight on the Conservation Programs” 2019. With David Zilberman. ARE Update 22.3: 6-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

“Climate Change and California’s Water Supply: How Can We Adapt?” 2018. With Katrina Jessoe. ARE Update 22.1: 1-3. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

“The Economic Impacts of Agricultural Groundwater Markets.” 2018. ARE Update 21.6: 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

“Leveraging Hydrologic Accounting and Water Markets for Improved Water Management: The Case for a Central Clearinghouse.” 2018. With Stephen Maples, Alejo Kraus-Polk, Stacy Roberts, and Lauren Foster. Water 10.12: 1720.

“California’s New Groundwater Law and the Implications for Groundwater Markets.” 2017. ARE Update 20.4:1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

“Coping with Future Water Woes in the Western United States” 2015. EOS 96.

Photograph of the Coachella Canal.