University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service

"This is my 41st year growing crops in the Salinas Valley.  Every year…without fail…UC Cooperative Extension has been my local resource for research and education…they know local issues of plant health, pest management, productivity, nutrition and resource management that impact my crops."
Richard Smith, President Valley Farm Management, Soledad

Did You Know?
1913 - First UC farm advisor hired - Andrew Hansen Christiansen becomes the first UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor working in Humboldt County. - View Timeline

Cooperative Extension is...

Steven Swain

Steven Swain
Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UCCE Marin & Sonoma Counties

I work on almost any plant that isn't grown for food or fiber. Much of my job involves assisting landscape professionals and pest control professionals manage pests and diseases in an environmentally sustainable manner.  I also work with small parcel forestland owners to help them manage their land in ways that help keep forests healthy and fire-safe, and work on water quality and water conservation issues.

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About UC Cooperative Extension

For 100 years and counting, UCCE researchers and educators have worked together with local community members to develop and provide science-based information to solve economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development and nutrition issues. Some of our programs include 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, and the Integrated Pest Management Program.

Here's to another 100 years of science and service!

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