Research and Extension Center System
University of California
Research and Extension Center System


The REC system is a strong, vibrant organization of research and education academics supported by extraordinary research management capacity to conduct agriculture, natural resource and human resource programs that
enable the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens and thriving communities.

REC System Strategic Plan


  • Pow Wow At Hansen

    Added July 22, 2016
    Dr. Ben Faber-UCCE Ventura County welcomes group

    On Tuesday, July 19, the UC Hansen Ag Research & Extension Center collaborated with Pow Wow Energy, California Lutheran University, UCSB and Cal Poly-SLO in hosting an Ag Meets Tech event. The event focused on Simple Solutions to Real Challenges...

  • Integrated pest management extension helps Guatemalan farmers.

    Added July 13, 2016
    Jay Brunner (far left), Walter Bentley and Armando Hernandez (center), with family members from one of the Guatemalan farms visited in April, 2016.

    As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Program sponsored by the Partners of the Americas and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Walter Bentley, UCANR integrated pest management entomologist, emeritus, at Kearney...

  • UC Cooperative Extension Forces Combat Beetles

    Added July 5, 2016
    Female Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer. Photo by Gevork Arakelian, LA County Agricultural Commissioner

    Southern California landscapes in six known counties are faced with an epidemic situation. First, there was the issue of the Polyphagous Shot Borer decimating local trees,  now we have the  Goldspotted Oak Borer killing...

  • Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

    Added June 24, 2016
    The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water

    The week has flown by. A special thanks to the youth and families that joined us this week, the City of Ventura for partnering with us, environmental educator, Jill Sarrick and intern, Shanti Sandosham for delivering a great program! Sustainable You!...

  • Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

    Added June 23, 2016
    Food questions for thought

    Today, we turn our focus to local and global food systems. Day 4-Food

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