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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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A herd of horses visits a spring at Devil's Garden wild horse territory. (Photo: Laura Snell) Federal officials are reducing the wild horse herd in Modoc County
Officials with the Modoc National Forest are rounding up 1,000 wild horses on federal...

Fiona Reyes, a 4-H member in Santa Clara County. (Photo: Curtis Ullerich) Google features Santa Clara County 4-H member in new computer science video
A teen leader involved in the UC Cooperative Extension 4-H program in Santa Clara County was...

Kern County citrus fruit were not impacted by the early October storm system in California. Bakersfield stays dry during early October storm
Early this week, rain was in the forecast for Bakersfield, the southernmost city in the Great...

UC Food Blog

  • It’s electric?! Breaking down electric pressure cookers

    Dry beans cook up quickly into a healthful, inexpensive meals in electric pressure cookers. (Photo: Pixabay)

    You may have heard the buzz about electric pressure cookers. Even if you don't follow kitchen trends, this piece of equipment may take some of the "pressure off" of preparing meals. From personal experience, I can say that they're also quite...

  • Two UC graduate students chosen to assist UC ANR Global Food Initiative efforts

    Melanie Colvin, left, and Maci Mueller.

    Two University of California graduate students have been selected by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) fellows for 2018-19. Graduate students Melanie Colvin at UC Berkeley and Maci Mueller at UC Davis will work with...

  • 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...

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