Backyard Orchard News
Eight long-time UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center employees - with experience and institutional knowledge from a combined 238 years of service - retired today.
About 100 current and retired Kearney staff and academics gathered in the center's multi-purpose room to see them off. The retirees are:
Walt Bentley, UC Cooperative Extension advisor, Integrated Pest Management entomology, 36 years
Diana Bulls, administrative assistant, 20 years
Sal Garcia, assistant custodial supervisor, 21 years
Kathy Montanez, financial services manager, Business Operations Center - Kearney, 29 years
Lois Strole, administrative assistant, 18 years
Charlie Summers, research entomologist, UC Davis Department of Entomology, 42 years
Two retirees were not able to attend the celebration:
Mike McKenry, UC Cooperative Extension specialist, UC Riverside Department of Nematology, 40 years
Stephanie Kaku, staff research associate, 32 years
At the behest of the Table Grape Commission, members of the public are visiting Kearney's sensory lab facility today to taste and evaluate grape selections from the USDA's table grape breeding program.
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