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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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UC ANR NEWS

Monthly news roundup: November 2017
The shot hole borer beetle could kill 38 percent of all trees in the L.A. region Akif Eskalen...

Monthly news roundup: October 2017
Burning question: Can California prevent the next wildfire? Glen Martin, California Magazine, Oct....

Monthly news roundup: September 2017
Rice acreage is down, and yield seems to be tooSteven Schoonover, Chico Enterprise, Sept. 30,...

UC Food Blog

  • Visit mountain mandarin orchards for tasty treats

    Highland

    Nestled in the rolling foothills of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento, are more than 35 beautiful small family farms growing mandarin oranges. The warm days and cool nights in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn make this area a...

  • Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise

    The Stokes sweet potato, right, has better color than the L-14-15-P experimental cultivar.

    Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table. These rich dishes belie the true nature of sweet...

  • Simple tips for the best Thanksgiving

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                “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown.   You don't need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving....

  • Thanksgiving persimmons are autumn joy

    Persimmons

    When the weather cools in the fall and the holidays draw near, orange orbs ripen on persimmon trees in California to offer a fresh autumn sweetness in time for Thanksgiving recipes and holiday décor. At the UC South Coast Research and Extension...

  • 'Know beans' about a delicious Thanksgiving

    UC CalFresh mango and black bean salad

    If you say "I don't know beans" about beans, you ought to. Beans are one of civilization's earliest cultivated crops, dating back to the early seventh millennium BCE. Today there are more than 40,000 varieties of beans worldwide. Beans can also have a...

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