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Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC researchers and educators bringing science-based solutions to improve lives and livelihoods.

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Improving the lives of Californians

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources works to solve our state’s most pressing challenges in agriculture, natural resources, economic growth, nutrition and youth development. We do this through our statewide network of county offices, UC campuses, research and extension centers, statewide programs, more than 19,000 volunteers, and hundreds of government, community and industry partners.

Our research and education programs support:

  • Sustainable, safe, and nutritious food production and delivery

  • Economic success in a global economy

  • A sustainable, healthy, and productive environment

  • Science literacy and youth development

Find out how we're working in your county

For all Californians

We strive to serve every resident in our state and to help to build an equitable, inclusive society.

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Research and Extension Centers
urban programming

Addressing the constant threat of wildfire

We deliver information and support to Californians on home hardening, post-fire food safety, prescribed burns, grazing for fuels management, and more.

Learn about our team of fire experts

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Developing tomorrow’s leaders

The 4-H Youth Development Program promotes hands-on learning for urban and rural youth ages 5-19, engaging them in STEM, healthy living, leadership, animal science and other learning projects.

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Hispanic/Latino members