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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 Food Blog

  • 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...

  • Keep spoilage away with UC Master Food Preserver guidelines

    An example of hand-labeled products with date and product-type. (Photo: Missy Gable)

    What's the best aspect of food preservation in the winter? Safely enjoying the fruits (veggies and meats) of your labor! How do you ensure that time is spent savoring the sight, smell, and taste of a home preserved product, rather than turning up your...

  • Produce safety training ensuring continued enjoyment of specialty crops

    Ronald F. Bond collecting samples in the Salinas Valley. (Photo: M. L. Partyka)

    Oakleaf, Mizuna, Red Rib Chicory, Lollo Rosa, and Lamb's Lettuce, are the names of a few of the leafy vegetables which graced my salad plate. The thinly sliced fresh red onion, juicy pomegranate kernels, and fresh citrus dressing added to the delectable...

  • New project seeks to build on the benefits of elderberries

    Elderberries are a rich source of vitamin C, and also contain vitamin B6 and iron.

    Can plants typically grown for hedgerows also be a source of income? That's the question guiding a new UC study on the potential for farmers to grow elderberries as a commercial crop. Blue elderberry, a California native plant with clusters of small...

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