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 May 3, 2016
The University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center will host a half-day workshop on June 28th, 2016 focused on practical approaches to managing medusahead and barb goatgrass on rangeland. UC researchers and cooperators have...
Added October 8, 2015
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...
Added October 1, 2015
"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...
Added August 27, 2015
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...
Added August 13, 2015
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...