Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

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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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Beef Cattle Research Assistant, Browns Valley, CA, Full Time CLOSES 2/15/16

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  • SFREC Hosts Beef & Range Field Day for Local Students

    Added October 8, 2015
    CA Assembly Member, James Gallagher-D3, speaking to over 160 local high school students

    Over 160 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across four counties spent the day at UC SFREC on October 7th, exploring key topics related to beef cattle and rangeland management. Assembly member James Gallagher, who has strong ties...

  • Participation in Successful Local Farm Day

    Added October 1, 2015
    Entrance to the Farm Day exhibit, Sept. 24th, 2015 - Photo courtesy of Nevada Co. RCD

    "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" -William Butler Yeats Thursday, September 24th, 2015, marked the first annual county-wide Farm Day held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the start of the...

  • UCCE Master Gardeners and SFREC Host Orchard Worshop

    Added August 27, 2015
    Janine Hasey and Heidi Sanders speaking with local participants from Browns Valley, Loma Rica, Marysville, Yuba City and Brownsville. Photo by Nikolai Schweitzer

    Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) and the Sutter Yuba UCCE Master Gardeners hosted the bi-annual Home Orchard Workshop at the SFREC Educational Outreach Fruit/Nut Orchard on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Janine Hasey (UCCE Tree...

  • Signs of Stress

    Added August 13, 2015
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    Summer “drought” is a fact of life in the Sierra Foothills. Our Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool and (hopefully) wet winters and hot, dry summers.  While the higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada often receive summer...

  • Coping with Drought at SFREC

    Added April 8, 2015
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    At the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, our mission is to foster and support research, education and outreach programs focused on key agricultural and natural resource themes relevant to the Sierra...

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