University of California Cooperative Extension

Low snowpack levels mean tough summer for farmers

Recent storms may have helped the Sierra foothills regain that bright green hue, but members of the Placer County agricultural community say they’re still bracing for a rough ...

UCCE launches ‘Eat Local’ website

The University of California Cooperative Extension, through a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has launched a new website that wil ...

Two grants totaling $461,585 to help cooperative extension

A pair of grants will expand training opportunities for farmers and provide more avenues for consumers to obtain fresh, local produce. The University of California Cooperative Exte ...

Keep eggs safe for hunts at Easter time

This is Easter egg hunt season. And although the hunts are a great favorite for children, for adults it means taking special precautions to keep the eggs from spoilage. After a lo ...

Farm conference to include business workshops

Tending a farm is all about growing food and raising animals. But success in agriculture also depends on having a good business sense and protecting growing assets. This weekend ...

Meat club connects customers, producers

Looking for yet another way to support local agriculture and meet local meat producers face-to-face? The University of California Cooperative Extension acts as a sort of middleman ...