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Across California, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources' (UC ANR) 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve. We turn science into solutions.

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The mural includes a small rendering of Steve Orloff. He is shown wearing a cowboy hat and holding a clipboard. Mural honoring late UCCE advisor Steve Orloff approved by board of supervisors
The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors has approved an artist's rendering of a mural that...

Apollo 8 astronauts captured a picture of the earthrise over the moon in 1968. Take part. Learn. Act. Earth Day is Sunday, April 22
Earth Day has roots in California, stemming in part from an oil spill off the coast of Santa...

UC ANR's Elkus Ranch welcomes about 9,000 kids each year for a hands-on, outdoor learning experience. UC ANR's Elkus Ranch is an outdoor classroom for local youth
Each year, about 9,000 kids visit the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Elkus Ranch in Half Moon...

UC Food Blog

  • New labor laws factored into UC cost studies for table grape production

    Scarlet Royal

    To help table grape growers make decisions on which varieties to grow, the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Agricultural Issues Center has released four new studies on the costs and returns of table grapes in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The...

  • NPI study finds that prices for fruits and vegetables may be higher in low-income neighborhoods

    Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in California may pay more for those fruits and vegetables than shoppers in other neighborhoods, according to a Nutrition Policy Institute study that examined prices in a large sample of stores throughout the state.

    Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in California may pay more for those fruits and vegetables than shoppers in other neighborhoods, according to a study that examined prices in a large sample of stores...

  • What's that in your cornmeal?

    This image, taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens, shows booklice, nearly microcopic insects, in cornmeal. The insects are about 1 millimeter long, or about the size of a speck of dust. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    You're thinking about making Grandma's Southern Cornbread. You head for your pantry. You remember that six months ago you purchased a bag of cornmeal from a local supermarket and that you immediately emptied the contents into a glass jar with a...

  • Got backyard chickens? Get their eggs tested for free

    People who raise poultry outdoors are encouraged to have their eggs tested for environmental contaminants.

    Californians who raise poultry outdoors are invited to get their eggs tested for contaminants. To find out if harmful substances on the ground that are eaten by birds get passed along in the eggs they lay, Maurice Pitesky, UC Cooperative Extension...

  • Urban farming workshops start soon in Sacramento and San Diego

    Sac urban farm

    Are you an urban farmer in the Sacramento or San Diego region? Are you a gardener thinking of selling some of your produce to neighbors, restaurants or at a farmers' market? Are you part of a non-profit organization growing and distributing food in...

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ANR UCCE - 224 West Winton Avenue, Rm. 134, Hayward, CA 94544, Fax: (510) 670-5671

Main Office: (510) 670-5622

Master Gardener: (510) 670-5645

4-H: (510) 670-5639

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