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
|All Dried Up||9/10/2016|
|Edible Garden Tour||9/10/2016|
|Basics of Composting||9/10/2016|
|Open Garden - Fair Oaks Horticulture Center||9/17/2016|
|Basics of Composting||9/17/2016|
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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Protect bees from pesticides by using bee precaution ratings from UC IPM
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The battle against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads Zika
Posted 8/22/2016 - The UC Mosquito Research Laboratory in Parlier is the epicenter of California research on the Aedes...
New law requires annual training for anyone applying pesticides at school sites
Posted 8/17/2016 - School is already back in session for many children in districts throughout California, and several...
Mark your calendar for World Food Day events
Posted 8/15/2016 - The day for collectively taking action against global hunger is still two months away. But...
Recreation on private land offers potential for conservation
Posted 8/9/2016 - Successfully integrating human activities with ecosystem conservation forms the foundation of...