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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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California-grown coffee has great earning potential for farmers, reported Valley Public Radio. California-grown coffee could be the state's next gold mine
While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela, Mark Gaskell got his first experience...

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, hosted a town hall moderated by California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson at World Ag Expo. Federal definition of 'rural' prevents California from getting adequate ag research funding
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue held a town hall at World Ag Expo in Tulare on Feb. 13 to listen to...

Helen Dahlke Monthly news round up: February 2018
Flash bloom: Warm weather has all almond varieties blooming at the same time (Chico...

UC Food Blog

  • 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...

  • Farmers can increase income by expanding small operations with creative new businesses

    Farmer Paul Buxman says his Sweet Home Ranch jam (right) is so addictive, it's 'barely legal.'

    Farms that sell only fresh produce are dependent on buyers for markets and pricing. The UC Cooperative Extension small farms team in Fresno and Tulare counties believes farmers can earn more money by taking production a step further, by adding extra...

  • On Super Bowl Sunday, don't drop the ball on food safety

    Guacamole and salsa shouldn't be left out for longer than 2 hours.

    At Super Bowl parties, dropped passes and missed tackles should be the only things making football fans' stomachs churn. Leaving food out for more than two hours can be hazardous to your health and that of your guests, cautions a UC Cooperative...

  • 4-H chili cookoff: Heralding green and white

    This is the championship Dixon Ridge 4-H Club Chili Team: (from left)  siblings Moncerral “Monce” Torres Cisneros, Maritzia Partida Cisneros, Rudolfo “Rudy” Radillio Cisneros, and Miguel Partida Cisneros. They made “4-H Green and White Chili.” (Photo: Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    What's green and white and wins a county 4-H chili cookoff? Chili, 4-H chili. And it's just in time for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 4 when the New England Patriots square off in Minneapolis, Minn., with the Philadelphia Eagles. A sibling team from the...

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