CSA team is growing! Welcome Maria Fernanda Ridoutt Orozco

CSA team is growing! Welcome Maria Fernanda Ridoutt Orozco

Maria Ridoutt is the newest member to UC Cooperative Extension. Maria is based out of Kern County and serves Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties. She specializes in the Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, providing technical assistance for:  

  • The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) 

  • The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)  

  • The Healthy Soils Program (HSP) 

From a young age she was interested in agricultural systems, which motivated her to attend Universidad Agraria La Molina in Peru, her home country. There she earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering, focusing on the relationship between agriculture and climate change. 

Maria is fluent in English and Spanish. Prior to joining UC, she worked as an Environmental Educator in the New England region and has done research in rice fields in Northern Japan. In this new role, she hopes to work with local farmers and ranchers to contribute to the global effort of fighting climate change.  

For more information about CDFA's programs and for help applying for these grants, please contact Maria at mridoutt@ucanr.edu or 661-868-6205. 

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Maria Ridoutt es el mi embromás nuevo de la Extensión Cooperativa de la UC en el condado de Kern y sirve a los condados de Kern, Tulare y Kings. Se especializaen las iniciativas de Climate Smart Agriculture del Departamento de Alimentos y Agricultura de California, brindando asistencia técnica para: 

  • El Programa de Manejo Alternativo de Estiércol (AMMP) 

  • El Programa Estatal de Mejora y Eficiencia del Agua (SWEEP) 

  • El Programa de SuelosSaludables (HSP) 

Ella puede comunicarseen ingles y español. Para obtener más información sobre los programas de CDFA y para obtener ayuda para solicitar estas subvenciones, comuníquese con Maria a mridoutt@ucanr.edu o 661-868-6205