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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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Crops that require hand labor are more vulnerable to price fluctuations when immigration policies change. Trump presidency and potential impact on food prices
President-elect Donald Trump promised to crackdown on illegal immigration during his campaign....

Wild pigs can cause serious environmental damage. (Photo: Silvia Duckworth, Wikimedia Commons) UC Cooperative Extension to track wild pig damage
UC Cooperative Extension is asking California farmers and landowners to help track the the state's...

Alison Van Eenennaam is a UCCE specialist in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Food is already genetically altered
True to its name, a listicle published on BuzzFeed News about genetic modification of...

UC Food Blog

  • Seven tips for enjoying holiday meals

    UC pro tips you can use to enhance holiday meals.

    Before you gobble down that Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, take a moment to maximize your enjoyment. The University of California has experts on every topic imaginable, including food and the science of taste and sensory experience. Here are their...

  • New life for tea in the San Joaquin Valley

    A syrphid fly hovers over a blossom on a tea plant at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

    Fifty-five years ago, Thomas J. Lipton Inc. funded a tea study at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, which is piquing the interest of scientists today. For 18 years, researchers pampered and coaxed 41 tea clones to...

  • The power of listening: Working for positive change in SNAP-Ed communities

    A UC CalFresh educator teaches young mothers strategies for preparing nutritious meals.

    Change takes time. There are frequently obstacles. But when it occurs, it can be satisfying. This year, over 1,000 participant quotes from adults in the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program chart a course for change. In the food eaten, beverages...

  • Expanding pomegranate production

    Different varieties of pomegranates vary in sweetness, seed hardness and color.

    John Chater remembers the day vividly. He was about two years old. His grandfather gave him a dark, purplish pomegranate. Happily, he opened it and starting eating. He quickly realized his mistake. He was wearing his new light brown suede shoes. The...

  • Partnering for a safe and strong summer

    Nutrition Educators lead physical activity games at summer food sites

    School is back in session and students across the nation are busy in the classroom and cafeteria learning and eating. But what happens to students in the summer months when school is out? Research suggests a summer learning achievement gap occurs between...

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