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

"Because his work depends so much for its results on the enthusiasm he can infuse into others, a farm advisor must be a man of tact, of energy, and of real desire to achieve results…."
B.H. Crocheron in July 1915 Director’s Report

Did You Know?
UCCE Integrated Pest Management advisors have played an integral role in the Almond Pest Management Alliance, a group that can take credit for diminishing pesticide use in almonds by 65% since 1990. - View More Facts

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Rachel Surls

Rachel Surls
Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County

I work on farm-to-fork food issues, focusing particularly on urban agriculture education, research and policy. My day includes anything from a visit to a farm to a trip to City Hall. A big part of what I do is translating information on agriculture into a format that's easy to read and understand. For example, people who operate urban farms, school gardens or community gardens need to understand, in basic terms, how and why to test their soil, but soil science is very technical and confusing. 

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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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