UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"The California Rice Industry successes can be traced to the efforts of farmers with vision who realized the need for long-term collaboration with the research community and especially UC Cooperative Extension. "Charley Mathews Jr. 5th generation rice farmer Yolo County
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Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster
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.