The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center fosters and supports research, education and outreach programs focused on key agricultural and natural resource themes relevant to the Sierra foothills. We develop programs that address these critical needs with University of California academics as well as local and regional partners. On this site you will find information on how to propose and develop programs at the Center, an overview of current and previous programs, as well as specific information about the Center.
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Sierra Foothill REC Blog
Added September 27, 2016
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...
Added September 21, 2016
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...
Added September 13, 2016
Medusahead and barb goatgrass are two harmful invasive annual grasses in California that have caused problems for ranchers and land managers since their introduction. UC researchers have made significant advances in developing and understanding...
Added September 6, 2016
Over the next two decades the global population will exceed 8 billion people. While California's farmers and ranchers will play a critical role in meeting the food needs of this growing population, the next generation of farmers and ranchers are going to...
Added August 30, 2016
The UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center (SFREC), located in the foothills northwest of Sacramento, has progressively been expanding the extension and education programs offered at the 5,700 acre center. Over the past few years,...