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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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Monthly news roundup: August 2017
Grants to fund development of disease resistance in strawberries Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business... choose to partner with 4-H to provide education to the nation's youth. 4-H and Google team up to teach youth computer science
California is one of 22 states in the nation where a new Google career education program was...

Monthly news roundup: July 2017
Can a pay raise fix agriculture industry's labor crisis? Yes and noLisa M. Krieger, San Jose...

UC Food Blog

  • Partnering with produce providers

    Crushing strawberries for strawberry jam. (Photo: UC Master Food Preserver Program of Orange County)

    What's one way to combat food waste, save money, and expand food knowledge? Ask a UC Master Food Preserver. Or rather, have a group of dedicated volunteers do a hands-on demo at a CSA pick-up location. Tanaka Farms, located in Orange County, did just...

  • The beautiful and healthful pitahaya thrives in Southern California

    A beautiful pitahaya

    Farmer Arian Williams is successfully tending 16 acres of avocados in the De Luz area of Temecula, but he and his wife came to the 10th annual UC Pitahaya Festival in August to see whether there is commercial potential in...

  • Sunpreme raisins a hit at the UC Kearney Grape Day 2017

    Sunpreme raisins drying on their own in a Kearney vineyard.

    Excitement over the new Sunpreme raisins was evident at UC Kearney Grape Day Aug. 8, 2017. As soon as the tram stopped, dozens of farmers and other industry professionals rushed over to the vineyard to take a close look and sample the fruit. Raisins...

  • #Collabatition: A new network of food hubs looks past competition to help each other succeed

    Boxes of melons loaded into Capay Valley Farm Shop's truck, headed for buyers in the Bay Area.

    In today's food system, large scale food distribution has become the standard way food moves from farm to market.  The system works well to feed a lot of people, and has allowed us to eat tomatoes in December and send produce far distances while...

  • Go back-to-school with a garden

    Students learning about Propagation at

    It's that time already when the kids start heading back to school and meals go back to a strict schedule. It can be easy to turn to take-out and other convenience foods to make meal times more manageable, especially during the rush of back-to-school....

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