What is Cooperative Extension (CE)?

One of the most effective methods for transferring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the public has been through the Cooperative Extension Service.

UC Cooperative extension specialists are headquartered at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Riverside, where they conduct research and coordinate public outreach activities. As a land-grant institution, the Cooperative Extension mandate is tied to the welfare, development, and protection of California agriculture, natural resources, and people.

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering has cooperative extension specialists to meet specific research and educational needs in different areas.

Learn more about the BAE CE Specialists:

Donis-Gonzalez, Irwin
Cooperative Extension Specialist
Postharvest engineering, handling (storage, drying, etc.), traceability, and processing of agricultural commodities with a goal of reducing energy consumption while ensuring food quality and safety. These are critical issues for the fresh market fruit and vegetable, dried fruit, tree nut, and rice industries in California and the World.

Farzaneh Khorsandi Kouhanestani
Cooperative Extension Specialist in Ag Safety & Health 
Ag Safety & Health (Engineering Control), Agricultural Machine Systems (Design and Test), Instrumentation, Finite Element Analysis, Agricultural Mechanization.

Pourreza, Alireza (Ali)
Mechanization Engineering Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Precision agriculture/horticulture; agricultural mechanization; machine vision; agricultural robotics and automation; big data, hyperspectral/multispectral imaging; remote sensing and GIS.