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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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The possibility of losing insurance due to wildfire risk is a real threat, said UCCE advisor Susie Kocher. California's new insurance commissioner to face issue of increasing wildfire
A key issue in the race for California insurance commissioner between former commissioner Steve...

October 2018 News Clips (10/16 - 10/31)
Researchers studying cover crops near almond orchards (Western Farm Press) Tim Hearden, Oct....

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UC Food Blog

  • School food: Supporting healthy kids and local food systems

    Delivery truck wrapped in healthy food marketing. Photo: @slcusdfood

    School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students'...

  • Growers get labor-saving ideas at UC Grape Day

    Labor costs about 7 cents per vine for managing the “touchless” vineyard, compared to $1 in the conventional vineyard, says Kaan Kurtural, UC Cooperative Extension specialist.

    Will machines replace the romance of the hand-cultivated wine grape vineyard? A “touchless” vineyard was among the latest research on labor shortages, weeds and pest management by UC Cooperative Extension scientists discussed at Grape Day...

  • UC Master Food Preserver volunteers in tribal communities

    UC Master Food Preserver volunteers perform outreach at tribal communities. (Photo: Barbara Goldberg)

    Throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties, the UC Master Food Preserver Program is actively engaging with tribal members. In fact, the UC Master Food Preserver volunteers have been “jamming it up” since 2017 with over 15 workshops for tribal...

  • Strawberry stands sell berries fresh from the field

    Nathan Punh, left, talks with UCCE farm advisor Margaret Lloyd, who works with about 60 Mien farms in the Sacramento area.

    Slugs, snails, ants, aphids, spider mites and inclement weather conspire against strawberry growers harvesting perfect red berries to sell.  “Farming is hard work,” said Fam Lee, as she pulled a weed from a row of strawberry plants....

  • A Sacramento coalition wants to serve 1 million healthy meals to children this summer

    UC ANR's EFNEP program staffed a booth along with the UC Master Food Preserver Program at the Million Meals Summer picnic for Sacramento youth.

    When school's out, many children who live in poverty no longer eat nutritious meals like they do during school as part of the free and reduced-cost school lunch program. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program...

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