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


  • Nevada County Farm Day is a Huge Success

    Added September 27, 2016
    Filling cups with soil to test if soil or sand will clean impurities out of water.

    On Thursday, September 22, over 500 elementary students from around Nevada County gathered at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Farm Day, in conjunction with the start of the Draft Horse Classic. Farm Day is hosted by the Nevada County...

  • HAREC Welcomes New Staff

    Added September 23, 2016
    Kate Beckman-4-H Education Specialist II

    We are happy to introduce two new staff members. Sergio Santiago, Agricultural Superintendent joined HAREC in July and Katelyn Beckmann, 4-H Community Education Specialist II came on board in September. Sergio grew up in Puerto Rico. He earned...

  • Forestry Institute for Teachers

    Added September 21, 2016
    Teachers practice Project WET activities.

    Calling all K-12 educators! Do you want the tools and training to enhance environmental education in your classroom or youth program? Do you want ready-made activities, perfect for outdoor exploration, that support STEM learning, Common Core, and Next...

  • Engaging Students in Careers in Agriculture

    Added September 20, 2016
    Entomologist for a day

    According to a recent report from the USDA, during the next five years, U.S. college graduates will find good employment opportunities if they have expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment. Currently, one out of...

  • Be prepared for changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard.

    Added September 19, 2016
    Some items used to train people about the new EPA revisions to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard.

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently published the revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  The WPS is meant to increase protections for agricultural fieldworkers and pesticide handlers from pesticide...

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