Stephanie Larson is Director of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Sonoma County. In this position, she directs all research and extension programs provided by UCCE in Sonoma County.
In addition, she is the Livestock and Range Management Advisor, conducting education and research to integrate livestock production with rangeland management in Sonoma and Marin Counties, helping local producers to improve production and marketing. Her program seeks to enhance the ecosystem services provided by working landscapes and highlights the benefits of using grazing animals as tools to manage them.
Stephanie’s research focuses on the effects of climate change, and the results have assisted land managers to make sound ecologic decisions to manage working landscapes, to the benefit of all users.
Stephanie is also on the Board of Director for the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). She is very concerned about the availability of healthy protein for families – especially women and children. She co-founded the REFB program, Range to Table, where local beef producers donate beef to the Food Bank to provide local protein to those in need.