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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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It's easier for consumers to be confident they are buying local food when it's purchased fresh. 'Local' food labels deceive customers
A popular foodie trend is to "buy local," but use of the term is rarely enforced, reported...

South American palm weevil South America palm weevil is killing palm trees in Southern California
South American palm weevils that have made their way north from Mexico are having a destructive...

Woodlake High School student pose with Beth Grafton-Cardwell at the UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center near Exeter. High school students who worked with UC mentors big winners in ag science fair
Nine Woodlake High School students took part in the UC Davis Agriscience fair research project...

UC Food Blog

  • 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...

  • Announcing California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week


    UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Nutrition Policy Institute are pleased to announce March 5 - 9, 2018, as California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week. During this week, a range of partners statewide, including the Governor, the...

  • SNAP-Ed: It's a life changer

    Preparing to

    In January, more than 600 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) professionals across California gathered in Sacramento for the SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agency Forum. This two-day annual gathering celebrates SNAP-Ed...

  • Why I'm the cupcake police

    put yourself in my shoes

    Put yourself for a minute in some kid-sized shoes. Let's call you Maggie. You are in third grade. Your dad works full time and he picked you up from the afterschool program at 6:00 p.m. You and dad got home about 7:00 p.m. because you had to stop by...

  • New preschool food mural to encourage healthful eating to be unveiled Feb. 23

    A mural designed to inspire kids to choose more fruits and vegetables will be unveiled at Burbank Preschool Feb. 23, 2018.

    Students' surroundings can greatly impact their learning and health, research has shown. In an effort to enhance nutrition, learning and health for these students in Oakland, the University of California Cooperative Extension, UC CalFresh Nutrition...

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