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


  • National Learn About Butterflies Day

    Added March 14, 2018
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    Spring will be here in just another week which makes me start thinking about getting out in the garden to plant - maybe you are too. In honor of 'National Learn About Butterflies Day' why not plant a few varieties that will attract and provide nectar...

  • Forage Production Data March 2018

    Added March 9, 2018
    This is the new weather station in the Forage Production Plot- taken 3/7/18.

    Sierra Foothill REC has been collecting and recording rangeland forage production data since 1979. Every year when rangeland forage production values are recorded, explanations as to the results of pounds per acre grown are based on past forage...

  • Drought Strategies for Crops

    Added February 7, 2018
    Field of green.

    As part of the California climate, periodic droughts will continue to be cause for concern when it comes to managing water use. UC recently launched a video series that addresses awareness and planning during a drought and in times of abundant...

  • Census of Agriculture

    Added February 2, 2018

    The Census of Agriculture is the voice of our farming community. The census collects information on the nation's farms and ranches from small to large operations. But time is off the essence--the deadline is February 5. Producers should visit...

  • Farmers - don't be left out...

    Added February 2, 2018

    If you are growing any crops, rural or urban, please be sure to fill out the the Census of Agriculture. This census counts farms and ranches and those who operate them. Whether small or large plots of land, your response counts if $1,000 or more of...

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