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Theresa Becchetti grew up on her family’s farm in MO where her love of agriculture began, especially for cattle. The family later moved to San Diego, but Theresa kept her deep love for agriculture. She received her BS at Cal Poly SLO in Animal Science, concentrating in natural resource management, with a minor in Watershed Management. While at Cal Poly, Theresa was very active in the Beef Program as a resident herdsman for two of the facilities and a member of the beef enterprises. She then went to Davis for her MS in Animal Science where she conducted a statewide research project concerning riparian grazing. The main objective of the project was to find associations between grazing management, site characteristics, and riparian/stream health, allowing managers to implement management practices that can safeguard riparian areas without simply fencing the area out. Theresa has a cross-county appointment for Stanislaus County as well.
Theresa A. Becchetti Livestock and Natural Resources
Livestock Producers - Going Organic? Two USDA Guides Answer Questions
Posted 3/27/2013 - Livestock producers, have you been thinking about going organic? From previous marketing studies, done as part of the Meat Industry Capacity and Feasibility Study of the North Coast Region of California, we know that it's possible to command a 30...
NAMA Creates Meat Experts Web Site
Posted 3/25/2013 - This is a repost of an article that appeared in the North American Meat Association's newsletter Lean Trimmings. I think livestock producers and consumers will find the site useful and that's why I'm reposting it here. NAMA PREMIERES ‘MEAT...
UCCE Livestock & Range Beef Cattle Information Goes Live on the Internet
Posted 3/12/2013 - The University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock & Range (UCCELR) beef cattle web pages are now available at http://ucanr.edu/sites/UCCE_LR/Beef_Cattle/. There is also a direct link under the resources tab at the California...
Free Courses for Young or Beginning Farmers/Ranchers
Posted 3/12/2013 - The following came to me via Paula Gaska at Mendocino Organics. It was to start up in February and I don't believe it's too late to participate. My appologies for the lateness as I was out of town when Paula sent it to me. Grow Your Farm...
AMI Recommended Animal Handling Guidlines & Audit Guide - A Systematic Approach to Animal Welfare
Posted 1/31/2013 - The American Meat Institute Foundation has an excellent publication entitled Recommended Animal Handling Guidlines & Audit Guide - A Systematic Approach to Animal Welfare that was written by Dr. Temple Grandin from Colorado State University. Ranchers...