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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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Elementary school students learn from 4-H teens how to cook healthy meals. (Photo used with permission.) Youngsters learn cooking from 4-H teens in Imperial County
Two UC Cooperative Extension programs - 4-H Youth Development and UC CalFresh nutrition education -...

Bigcone Douglas-fir occurs from the San Rafael Mountains in central Santa Barbara County and the Tehachapi Mountains of southwestern Kern County, south through the Transverse Ranges, to the Cuyamaca Mountains in San Diego County. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Bigcone Douglas-firs are suffering the effects of wildfires and droughts
Bigcone Douglas-fir is an evergreen conifer native to the mountains of Southern California....

A Paradise resident surveys his home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Butte County. (Photo: 25th Air Force U.S. President's threat to cut FEMA funding to California chided
U.S President Donald Trump criticized forest management in California and threatened to cut off...

UC Food Blog

  • For family fun and treats - a winter farm visit


    California farmers all over the state invite you to visit, shake off the city, learn a little and enjoy your holiday shopping the old-fashioned way; direct from the growers of winter fruits and creators of small-batch treats to fill your gift baskets....

  • Lemon water tasting at UC research center kicks off an 18-month citrus sensory study

    USDA technician Paul Neipp presents a tray for lemon water tasting in one of the sensory lab booths.

    What flavors do you detect in a sip of lemon water? Are there notes of sweetness, sour, off flavors or fresh citrus taste? Scientists at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the USDA want to know every subtle taste sensation for...

  • Honey: Nothing short of miraculous

    A honey bee sips honey from honeycomb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    “Honey, please pass the honey!” That simple request, prefaced with a term of endearment for good measure, means there's honey on the table. And well there should be. As the daughter, granddaughter and great-great granddaughter (and beyond)...

  • Trying leafy greens from a sweet potato plant

    Sweet potato leaves in Ethiopia - Horticulture Innovation Lab photo by Lauren Howe/UC Davis

    This time of year, it can be hard to resist the pull of sweet potatoes — roasted, mashed with butter, and topped with a combination of delectable treats from maple syrup to pecans to marshmallows. But did you know that the green leaves of the sweet...

  • Watch livestream: Food leaders convene in San Diego Nov. 14

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    Food Tank is hosting its inaugural summit, titled “Growing the Food Movement,” on Nov. 14 in San Diego at the Illumina Theater. The event is co-sponsored by the Berry Good Food Foundation, the University of California's Division of...

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