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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Seven tips for enjoying holiday meals
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New life for tea in the San Joaquin Valley
Posted 11/18/2016 - Fifty-five years ago, Thomas J. Lipton Inc. funded a tea study at the UC Kearney Agricultural...
The power of listening: Working for positive change in SNAP-Ed communities
Posted 11/15/2016 - Change takes time. There are frequently obstacles. But when it occurs, it can be satisfying. This...
Migrating bats may be resting, not sick, says UC bat expert
Posted 11/10/2016 - California is in the middle of the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south flyway for migratory...
Expanding pomegranate production
Posted 11/8/2016 - John Chater remembers the day vividly. He was about two years old. His grandfather gave him a dark,...