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

UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service

"UC ANR offers local expertise with a practical mindset and applied research. They are people who can look directly at a problem and work together with the community and campus based experts on a solution."
Don Bransford Owner, Bransford Farms 

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Recent evaluations show that youth engaged in 4-H excel to a greater level in school and in the sciences, make healthier choices, and are more active in contributing to their communities. - View More Facts

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Marisol Andrade

Marisol Andrade
Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster

My Story:

As is more common nowadays, I was unable to find employment right after receiving my bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from CSU Sacramento, so I decided to move back to my parent’s home in Watsonville.  Soon after moving to Watsonville, I found employment with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program in Hollister, California, where I worked as a WIC Nutritional Assistant (WNA). It was there that I first worked with low-income families who required the assistance of this program for mere survival. I worked with a population that was low income, underserved and undereducated. Working with this population, I realized how important my work was and I began to look at other areas where I could make a difference. On September 25, 2010, I married and moved to Chico. Knowing I wanted to make a difference with low-income communities, I searched for employment in the area of nutrition, but especially providing nutritional education. I was fortunate to find UC ANR. Now I am part of the difference.

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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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