The dairy program serves producers and allied industry by conducting research activities to guide on– farm management decisions. Information about management practices for all types of dairies is available and programmatic activities are driven by clientele needs.
The orchards program serves pest control advisers (PCAs) and growers who farm walnuts, almonds, olives, prunes, and other tree crops.
We provide research based information and advice on all aspects of orchard production, from pre-plant to orchard removal, and everything in-between.
4-H helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. The focus of the
4-H programs is positive youth development through activities in science literacy, healthy living, and citizenship.
Field crops are a big part of the agricultural base of Glenn County, such as this safflower in bloom. Some crops, such as alfalfa hay and sorghum, are grown as feed for the dairy and livestock industry, while cotton and rice are grown for commercial purposes.
The purpose of the University of California Master Gardener Program is to extend to the public research-based information, verified by UC experts, about home horticulture, pest identification, landscape management and other environmental and natural resource issues.
Trained volunteers provide advice and support for local gardeners, schools and non-profit organizations.
The School Nutrition Education Program is federally funded by USDA and administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension to provide nutrition education in schools where at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced school lunch.
The livestock and natural resources program conducts research and educational support in the areas of range improvement, weed control, feeding and supplementation strategies, grazing and irrigated pasture management. Current and future projects work to keep production agriculture and natural resources healthy and sustainable.
Many of the applied research and educational activities are conducted in collaboration with other UCCE farm advisors, campus-based extension specialists and faculty, as well as with local stakeholders such as the agricultural industry, water districts, resource conservation districts, county government, and the California Department of Water Resources, Northern District.