Sacramento County Cooperative Extension
About Cooperative Extension
The University of California’s sixty-four Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve.
As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems, and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.
As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods, and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.
Volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program, the Master Food Preserver Program, and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies and help preserve natural areas, landscapes, and farmland.
We are stewards, problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators, and educators.
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded Midtown, Downtown, and Old Town Sacramento, with new finds in Citrus Heights and Elk Grove.
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Sacramento County Calendar
|Plant Clinic - Home & Landscape Expo||1/27/2017|
|Plant Clinic - Home & Landscape Expo||1/28/2017|
|Pruning and Diagnostic Clinic||1/28/2017|
|Plant Clinic - Home & Landscape Expo||1/29/2017|
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827-3823
Public Office Hours (Expanded!):
Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m.
(closed on selected holidays)
New Director of Multi-County Partnership (Yolo/Sacramento/ Solano): Morgan Doran, based in Woodland, CA
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In a new study biochar helps yields, but only in the short term
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Pecan pie: A holiday tradition and a treat
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Grass-fed beef production a possible money-maker for Central California ranchers
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Youth speak, we listen: Youth voices in urban agriculture and building the UC connection
Posted 12/13/2016 - For many youth in California, agriculture is becoming part of their urban experience. Urban farms,...
Organic produce growers sought for research study
Posted 12/13/2016 - University of California scientists are seeking certified organic growers to participate in a...