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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.

We foster healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities and healthy Californians.

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Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell in front of the state-of-the-art fruit grader. The equipment purchase was funded by the Citrus Research Board. Citrus Research Board relies on UC ANR scientists
The Citrus Research Board is celebrating 50 years of careful scientific study to improve the...

The River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, burned more than half of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center in July 2018. Californians must adapt their lives to fire
California is a place forged by fire, and its fierce fire-fighting policies are creating...

The USDA has trained dogs to detect huanglongbing disease in Florida. (Photo: USDA) Dogs enlisted to sniff out disease in citrus trees
The Citrus Research Board is arranging to bring specially trained dogs to the UC Lindcove Research...

UC Food Blog

  • Tips to prepare, plant, and grow a fall vegetable garden

    Missy Gable, Director of the UC Master Gardener Program shares tips for keeping a fall vegetable garden producing.

    The transition of fall is upon us and gardeners are busy tending to late summer harvests, pruning back perennials, prepping for slower plant growth and more. But fall doesn't have to be all about wrapping up the growing season. In fact, life is sprouting...

  • Let them eat cherries: Planning a U-Pick operation on your farm

    Strawberries! - Pacific Star Gardens

    Farmers work long hours under the open sky, struggling to finish each day's planting, cultivating, pruning or picking before the sun sets. It's hard sometimes to imagine, while engaged in this day-to-day pressure, but city people often welcome the chance...

  • Why 'AA' is for Avocado Addict

    The avocado, often thought of as a vegetable, is really a fruit and it's packed with potassium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    If you're like most of us, you “go bananas” for a banana for breakfast. It's healthy, nutritious and packed with potassium. But wait! You should probably go bananas for another fruit--that pear-shaped avocado. Did you know the avocado...

  • Fresno’s Southeast Asian farmers are on trend with new ‘superfood’

    Fresno farmer Vang Thao in his moringa plantation.

    Farmer Vang Thao has been managing a successful farm south of Fresno for nearly 30 years, producing a spectacular array of vegetables – heirloom tomatoes, purple bell peppers, water spinach, bitter melon, Thai eggplant and dozens of others. Every...

  • School food: Supporting healthy kids and local food systems

    Delivery truck wrapped in healthy food marketing. Photo: @slcusdfood

    School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students'...

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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

OFFICE HOURS: M-Th, 9-5 and F, CLOSED

Webmaster Email: ckchoi@ucanr.edu