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 Staff Profiles

Get to know your UCCE neighbors who live and work in the communities they serve, bringing new knowledge, targeted research and local education to help solve complex problems.

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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Butte County

Colusa County

Del Norte County

Fresno County

Glenn County

Humboldt County

Imperial County

Inyo County

Lake County

Lassen County

  • David Lile - Livestock Natural Resources Advisor and County Director

Los Angeles County

Madera County

Marin County

Mendocino County

Mono County

Monterey County

Napa County

Plumas County

Riverside County

Sacramento County

San Benito County

San Bernardino County

San Diego County

San Francisco County

San Luis Obispo County

San Mateo County

Santa Barbara County

Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County

Sierra County

Siskiyou County

Solano County

Sonoma County

Sutter County

Tehama County

Tulare County

UC Davis

Ventura County

  • Gwyn Vanoni - Program Representative II – 4-H Youth Development

Yolo County

Yuba County

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