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
|Worm Composting Workshop||4/8/2015|
|Plant Clinic - Yard and Garden Day||4/11/2015|
|Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Garden||4/15/2015|
|Preserving Ethnic Specialties||4/15/2015|
|Plant Clinic - Greener Gardens Expo and Garden Tour||4/25/2015|
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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Extension conference to help practitioners reach winegrape farmers
Posted 3/23/2015 - A support network for California winegrape growers will gather in Lodi March 24-26 at the National...
UC ANR and San Joaquin Valley cotton growers join forces to prevent sticky cotton in 2015
Posted 3/23/2015 - Last fall Kerman cotton farmer Paul Betancourt got a call from the gin manager where his crop was...
Monkey bread: It's more fun than a barrel of....
Posted 3/20/2015 - The skills learned in the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources 4-H Youth Development program last a...
Five-foot zone free of plants can help rural homes’ fire survival
Posted 3/18/2015 - California law requires homeowners in wildfire-prone areas to create 100 feet of defensible space...
Seven ways to eat green on St. Patrick's Day
Posted 3/17/2015 - Chugging green beer and savoring a green milk shake aren't the only ways to eat green on St....