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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 patio umbrella can be used to shade plants during a heat wave. (Photo: Wendy Powers) Protect your garden when temperatures soar
When unusually hot weather is in the forecast, it's time irrigate, shade and mulch plants to...

UCCE forest and fire advisor Kate Wilkin examines a tree with an old fire scar. Horse country is often in wildfire-prone areas
A population of 700,000 horses call California home and many of them live in areas susceptible to...

UCCE natural resources advisor Sabrina Drill is a fire science expert. More people live in fire-prone communities
As the human population on planet earth, now about 7.6 billion people, continues to grow, more will...

UC Food Blog

  • What's that in your cornmeal?

    This image, taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens, shows booklice, nearly microcopic insects, in cornmeal. The insects are about 1 millimeter long, or about the size of a speck of dust. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    You're thinking about making Grandma's Southern Cornbread. You head for your pantry. You remember that six months ago you purchased a bag of cornmeal from a local supermarket and that you immediately emptied the contents into a glass jar with a...

  • Got backyard chickens? Get their eggs tested for free

    People who raise poultry outdoors are encouraged to have their eggs tested for environmental contaminants.

    Californians who raise poultry outdoors are invited to get their eggs tested for contaminants. To find out if harmful substances on the ground that are eaten by birds get passed along in the eggs they lay, Maurice Pitesky, UC Cooperative Extension...

  • Urban farming workshops start soon in Sacramento and San Diego

    Sac urban farm

    Are you an urban farmer in the Sacramento or San Diego region? Are you a gardener thinking of selling some of your produce to neighbors, restaurants or at a farmers' market? Are you part of a non-profit organization growing and distributing food in...

  • Announcing California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week


    UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Nutrition Policy Institute are pleased to announce March 5 - 9, 2018, as California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week. During this week, a range of partners statewide, including the Governor, the...

  • SNAP-Ed: It's a life changer

    Preparing to

    In January, more than 600 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) professionals across California gathered in Sacramento for the SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agency Forum. This two-day annual gathering celebrates SNAP-Ed...

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