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Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Irrigated Pasture Forage Production Project

Figure 1: H11-21, Cage B, 4-6 inches treatment on the left and Total Forage Production treatment on the right. Photo credit: Nikolai Schweitzer

The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, CA utilizes 130 acres of summer irrigated pasture for cattle grazing. SFREC's irrigation water is supplied by a local water district via pipelines and open ditch distribution...

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer

Beef and Range Field Day

Congressman Garamendi gives keynote address to high school students

On Wednesday, October 5th, SFREC hosted over 170 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across six counties for the 3rd Annual Beef & Range Field Day. Students had the unique opportunity to engage with UC researchers and...

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (22), Education (28), Outreach (29), Ranchers (29), Range Management (5), UCANR (41), Workshop (18)

Research Spotlight: Chico State, Sierra Nevada Brewery and SFREC partner on byproduct utilization as a supplement for grazing beef cows

Cows enjoying the wet brewers grain.

Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the craft beers trade and contruction of micro-breweries throughout the North State. One of the byproducts of the brewing process is wet brewers grain (WBG), which must be disposed of in a biohazard...

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM
  • Author: Rebecca Swanson, CSU, Chico Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Author: Kasey DeAtley, Assistant Professor of Animal and Range Science

Nevada County Farm Day is a Huge Success

Filling cups with soil to test if soil or sand will clean impurities out of water.

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...

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM
Tags: Education (28), Farm Day (1), Outdoor Recreation (5), Outreach (29), RCD Nevada County (1), SFREC (56), Soil (1), UCANR (41), watersheds (2)

Forestry Institute for Teachers

Teachers practice Project WET activities.

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...

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM
  • Author: Shayna Foreman
Tags: FIT (1), Forestry (1), Project WET (2), SFREC (56), standards (1), Teacher training (2), Teachers (1)

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