GLENN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Glenn County is nestled in the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, 100 miles north of Sacramento, where the major commodities are almonds, rice, milk products, olives and livestock. Created out of the northern portion of Colusa County, Glenn County was incorporated on March 5, 1895. Willows, the county seat, is located in the southern part of the county, while Orland is located in the northern end. Hamilton City is situated 10 miles east of Orland where State Highway 32 crosses the Sacramento River, while Elk Creek can be found at the western edge of the county, right next to the beautiful Mendocino National Forest. Named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime, Glenn County is situated at the cross-roads of Interstate 5 and State Route 32, just 20 minutes from the educational opportunities of California State University, Chico, and the modern medical facilities located in Chico and Redding. Hunting and fishing are within an hour's drive, and small town living is one of the main reasons people choose to live and raise their children here.
The University of California Extension was first introduced to Glenn County in 1915. UCCE Glenn County provides programs tailored to meet the needs of county residents. Extension services include exceptional 4-H and Master Gardener programs, as well as expert advice for farmers and growers.
Director: Betsy Karle