Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
University of California
Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Dan Macon

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Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Placer-Nevada Counties
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
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Dan Macon is the livestock and natural resources advisor for Placer, Nevada, Sutter and Yuba Counties. Prior to becoming an advisor, he was an associate specialist in rangeland science and management at UC Davis, with research and extension activities focused on drought management, predator-livestock coexistence, and water quality. Dan is also a partner in Flying Mule Farm, a small-scale commercial sheep operation in Auburn, California. He holds a master’s degree in integrated resource management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and managerial economics from UC Davis. He currently serves as vice president of the California Wool Growers Association and is a past president of the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management.


MAgr Integrated Resource Management, Colorado State University. 2017
B.S. Agricultural and Managerial Economics, UC Davis. 1990

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Peer Reviewed

  • Macon, Dan; Baldwin, Roger, et al. (2018). Livestock Protection Tools for California Ranchers. UCANR. January.
  • Fake, C.; Ingram, R., et al. (2016). Beginning farmers and ranchers 2.0: Scaling up to profitability. 7th National Small Farm Conference.
  • Macon, D.K.; Barry, S., et al. (2016). "Coping with drought on California rangelands." Rangelands 38(4): 222-228.
  • Fake, C.; Ingram, R., et al. (2016). "Local food systems: Consumer attitudes and barriers to buying local." HortScience 51(9): S142.
  • Fake, C.; Ingram, R.S., et al. (2015). Evaluating consumer attitudes toward buying local and consumption of local produce. 78th Annual Rural Sociology Society Meeting.
  • Fake, C.; Filan, T., et al. (2015). "Training the next generation of farmers in the Sierra Nevada foothills." Supplement to HortScience 50(9)
  • Fake, C.; Ingram, R.S., et al. (2014). Assessing the importance of business planning training for beginning farmers and ranchers. 77th Annual Rural Sociology Society Meeting.
  • Macon, D.K. (2014). "The art and science of targeted grazing." Rangelands 36: 31-35.
  • Larsen, R.E.; Horney, M., et al. (2014). "Update of the 2014 drought on California rangelands." Rangelands 36: 52-58.
  • Fake, C.; Ingram, R.S., et al. (2013). Consumer outreach to increase consumption and sales of local produce in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 76th Annual Rural Sociology Society Meeting.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Macon, Dan; Baldwin, Roger, et al. (2018). Direct and indirect impacts from wolves and other predators: Building a baseline in California. Society for Range Management. February 1.
  • Macon, D.K. (2017). After the Fire: Resources for Ranchers. UCCE Placer/Nevada Publication 31-1001.
  • Macon, D. (2017). Direct and indirect impacts to ranchers from wolves and other predators in California. Poster presented at: California Cattlemen's Association 101st Annual Conference. November 30, 2017. Sparks, NV. November 30.
  • Macon, D. (2017). Livestock and Predators: No Easy Answers. Small Farmer's Journal. 41:1, 55.
  • Macon, D.K. (2017). Sheep Management Basics: It All Starts with Grass. UCCE Placer/Nevada Publication 31-1000.
  • Macon, D. (2016). "Essays from a Foothill Agrarian." Rangelands 37(6): 237-240.
  • Macon, D. (2016). It's raining - time to think about drought! California Cattleman. February.
  • Macon, D.K.; Fake, C., et al. (2015). Farm business planning course helps farmers succeed. UC Delivers.
  • Macon, D.K.; Fake, C. (2013). Social media for farmers: a guide to email, Facebook and blogging. UCCE Placer/Nevada Publication 31-101C.
  • Macon, D.K. (2013). What to buy first: capital purchases for new livestock operations. UCCE Placer/Nevada Publication 31-200.
  • Macon, D.K. (2001). Grazing for Change: Rangeland and Watershed Management Success Stories.
  • Macon, D.K. (1998). "What will the West become?" Rangelands 20: 4-5.

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