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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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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Public to weigh in on Sierra Nevada forest recommendations May 27
Posted 5/22/2015 - To protect forests and homes from wildfire, vegetation is often removed to reduce fuel for a fire....
New research director at the Nutrition Policy Institute inspires positive change in human health
Posted 5/20/2015 - "Not changing is risky," said Pat Crawford, the senior director of research for the University of...
One-stop shopping for healthy food and nutrition education
Posted 5/15/2015 - For the rest of the school year, families can get farm-fresh fruit and vegetables at Vang Pao...
‘Local’ farm inspiration from half a world away
Posted 5/12/2015 - Farm advisors: They're the local hand on the long arm of the University of California Agriculture...
People and cattle can share open space
Posted 5/7/2015 - When a hiker on a San Francisco Bay Area parkland unknowingly walked between a cow and her calf,...