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.
Sierra Foothill REC Blog
Local agriculture community comes together at SFREC to highlight success and extend lessons learned for future producersAdded February 28, 2014
This past Saturday, February 22nd, SFREC hosted a forum focused on the future of farming and ranching in the Sierra foothills. A number of local leaders involved with agriculture worked closely with SFREC for several months planning this event and the...
Added February 14, 2014
On February 22nd, community members, local farmers and ranchers, professionals, high school students, non-profit groups, and regional leaders in the ag industry will be gathering in Browns Valley for a forum on The Future of Farming and Ranching in the...
Added February 12, 2014
Forage growth through the end of January at SFREC set an all-time low of 98 pounds per acre. Typically we should be around 515 pounds per acre this time of year. Forage composition is also leaning pretty heavily towards broad leaf species like filaree...
Added January 27, 2014
Recognizing the overwhelming need for extending drought mitigation information to ranchers across the state and the practical constraints many producers face in trying to travel for a day-long workshop the California Institute for Water Resources in...
Added January 23, 2014
For ranchers in most parts of the state the 2013-2014 drought is shaping up to be one of the most serious forage situation in memory. As an example, forage data at UC SFREC showed that dryland range at the Center only produced about 40 pounds per acre...