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
Added April 8, 2015
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...
Added March 11, 2015
SFREC visitors often notice and comment on the large "hoop house" structures that sit in a pasture just North of our headquarters. When precipitation is in the forecast, our staff works closely with the researchers associated with this...
Added March 4, 2015
UC SFREC staff has been closely monitoring the seasonal pattern of forage production at the Research and Extension Center for over 30 years. These observations provide the longest running data set in the region to compare how the precipitation we receive...
Added February 27, 2015
UC SFREC along with UC Cooperative Extension form Nevada/Placer hosted a tour of SFREC and ongoing UC research and extension efforts for representatives from Nevada County government, Farm Bureau and the agricultural industry. The main aim of the...
Added January 30, 2015
Pacific Gas and Electric Company has donated 41 acres in Yuba County to the University of California as part of its land conservation commitment. The donation of the Narrows Unit to benefit UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources was made in...