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
|The Pressure's On||8/8/2015|
|4-H Night at the River Cats||8/15/2015|
|Plant Clinic - 11th Annual Tomato Tasting Elk Grove||8/22/2015|
|Truth or Myth: Neonicotinoids and Their Impact on Pollinators||9/9/2015|
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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Helping winemakers sustainably produce premium wine
Posted 8/4/2015 - Ten large, shiny tanks stand near the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC...
Drought concerns causing unnecessary impact on landscapes and lawns
Posted 7/31/2015 - Following Gov. Brown's call to remove 50 million square feet of turf in California to conserve...
Wildfires are unpredictable, but preparation can help protect homes and animals
Posted 7/29/2015 - Four years of drought has left California with acres of dry brush and dying trees, abundant fuel...
Have you tasted an avocado lately?
Posted 7/28/2015 - The lab of Mary Lu Arpaia, a Cooperative Extension subtropical horticulturalist...
The health impacts of sugary drinks
Posted 7/28/2015 - Americans consume nearly three times the recommended amount of sugar every day, and about half the...