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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 Cooperative Extension UC CalFresh nutrition program coordinator Elizabeth Lopez spoke about food safety on the Valley PBS program 'Valley's Gold.' Keep food safe with advice from UC CalFresh
Always be mindful of the time when food is outside a refrigerator or freezer. Typically, it should...

Smart harvest of Christmas trees can help thin the forest. (Photo: USDA) Can harvesting Christmas trees help the forest?
California forests are overstocked with conifers, and California residents want to decorate their...

The Carr Fire burned 1,077 homes in Northern California during the summer of 2018. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management) Wildfire risk should be considered when planning new developments
San Diego County officials want to approve construction of about 10,000 homes in areas largely...

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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