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

Welcome

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.

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.

SFREC provides land and animals needed to support short and long term research projects. Staff and equipment are available to help meet your project needs. New projects are accepted at anytime.

Click HERE for details on the Center's resources.

 

SFREC 

Call for Proposals now open, March 1 - May 1, 2021

2021-2022 Call for proposals FLYER

Watch this short video on SFREC:

To start a new research project, please click: 
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Here are some examples of current research projects going on at SFREC:

Compost Addition to Grassland
Compost Addition to Grassland

 

 

 

 

Public Announcement

To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, and in accordance with University of California guidelines, the UC Sierra Foothill Extension and Research Center is closed to the public until further notice.

Our Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to us by email. You will find our direct email addresses by consulting the Staff Directory. 

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes.

Thanks for your understanding and stay well!

Job Posting:

Community Education Specialist 2 (4-H) - San Jose, CA, Job ID 43340 NEW
County Location: Santa Clara County
Posted on September 28, 2022

Director Kearney and West Side Research & Extension Centers, Job ID 42417 NEW
County Locations: Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, San Joaquin County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County
Posted on September 27, 2022

Post Fire Forest Resilience SRA2 - Quincy, CA, Job ID 37558 NEW
County Locations: Plumas County, Sierra County
Posted on September 26, 2022

4-H Program Coordinator (CES 2) – Colusa, CA, Job ID 43276 NEW
County Location: Colusa County
Posted on September 26, 2022

4-H Community Education Supervisor 1, Region 10 - UCCE County office (TBD) - Job ID # 28727 NEW
County Locations: Fresno County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Mono County, Tulare County
Posted on September 23, 2022

Academic HR Analyst 2 – Davis, CA, Job ID 43070 NEW
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 23, 2022

Rice Farming Systems Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) AP 22-46 NEW
County Locations: Colusa County, Yolo County
Posted on September 23, 2022
Closing on November 14, 2022

Assistant Professor of Plant Virology, Department of Plant Pathology University of California, Davis NEW
Posted on September 23, 2022
Closing on December 2, 2022

Regenerative Agriculture Cooperative Extension Specialist (AP# 22-62) Merced NEW
County Location: Merced County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 22, 2022
Closing on November 28, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 2 – Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 43016 NEW
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on September 22, 2022

4-H Community Education Supervisor 1, Region 11 – Ventura, CA, Job ID 38615 NEW
County Locations: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County
Posted on September 22, 2022

4-H Youth Development Advisor for Community Engagement and Development (Applied Research and Extension) AP 22-04 NEW
County Locations: Fresno County, Kings County, Tulare County
Posted on September 22, 2022
Closing on September 30, 2022

4-H Community Education Supervisor 1, Region 1 - UCCE County office (TBD) - Job ID # 28703
County Locations: Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Lake County, Mendocino County
Posted on September 21, 2022

Senior Producer-Director – Davis, CA, Job ID 41989
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 21, 2022

Urban Agriculture Technology Area Advisor Applied Research & Extension AP# 21-59 (Orange) 2nd Round
County Location: Orange County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 20, 2022
Closing on November 30, 2022

Agriculture Technology Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension (AP# 21-53) Monterey (2nd Round)
County Locations: Monterey County, San Benito County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Cruz County
Posted on September 20, 2022
Closing on December 5, 2022

Community Education Specialist 2 (Climate Smart Agriculture) – Yuba City, CA, Job ID 30288
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on September 20, 2022

Program Assistant 3 – Oakland, CA, Job ID 42938
County Location: Alameda County
Location: Office of the President - Oakland
Posted on September 19, 2022

4-H Program Coordinator (CES 2) – Oroville, CA, Job ID 40936
County Location: Butte County
Posted on September 19, 2022

4-H Statewide Program Manager, Flexible Location, Job ID 42798
County Locations: Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Mendocino County, Modoc County, Mono County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yuba County
Posted on September 16, 2022

Administrative Officer 3 - Davis, Ca, Job ID 42651
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 14, 2022

Admin Assistant 2 – Fresno, CA, Job ID 42558
County Locations: Fresno County, Madera County
Posted on September 14, 2022

Water Quality, Health and Justice Cooperative Extension Specialist (AP 22-60)
Posted on September 13, 2022
Closing on November 7, 2022

Water Equity and Adaptation Policy Cooperative Extension Specialist (AP 22-59)
Posted on September 13, 2022
Closing on November 14, 2022

Laboratory Assistant 1 – Exeter, CA, Job ID 42424
County Location: Tulare County
Posted on September 12, 2022

Cover Crop Selection Tool Coordinator – Yuba City, CA, Job ID 42277
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on September 7, 2022

CalFresh Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 – Modesto, CA, Job ID 42160
County Location: Stanislaus County
Posted on September 6, 2022

Human Resources Generalist 2 – Davis, CA, Job ID 28297
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 6, 2022

Assistant Professor of Extension - Integrated Pest Management of Subtropical Fruit Crops - UC Riverside
Posted on September 6, 2022
Closing on October 27, 2022

CalFresh Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 (Spanish Bilingual) – Riverside, CA, Job ID 42154
County Location: Riverside County
Posted on September 2, 2022

SAREP Sustainable Supply Chain Coordinator - Davis, CA Job ID 42052
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on September 2, 2022

Staff Research Associate 2 – Browns Valley, CA, Job ID 41895
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on September 1, 2022

Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - San Luis Obispo, CA, Job ID 41922
County Locations: San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County
Posted on August 31, 2022

Academic HR Assistant – Davis, CA, Job ID 41981
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 31, 2022

Contract Administrator 3 or 4 – Davis, CA, Job ID 41857
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 30, 2022

Agroecology Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist AP 22-61
Posted on August 29, 2022
Closing on October 12, 2022

Project Scientist Nutrition Policy Institute- Assistant Rank (2 positions)
Location: Office of the President - Oakland
Posted on August 29, 2022
Closing on September 26, 2022

Community Education Specialist 3 – San Diego, CA Job ID 41833
County Location: San Diego County
Posted on August 29, 2022

UC CalFresh Community Education Specialist 2 - Red Bluff, CA, Job ID 30848
County Location: Tehama County
Posted on August 29, 2022

Research Administrator 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 41827
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 29, 2022

Community Education Specialist 3 (Chinese Bilingual) – San Jose, CA, Job ID 41720
County Location: Santa Clara County
Posted on August 26, 2022

Community Education Specialist 3 – Ventura, CA, Job ID 41763
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on August 26, 2022

4-H Community Education Specialist 2 (80%) - Placerville, CA, Job ID 31907
County Location: El Dorado County
Posted on August 26, 2022

Community Education Specialist 3 - Novato, CA, Job ID 40089
County Location: Marin County
Posted on August 25, 2022

The Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Community Development Advisor AP# 22-08
County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on August 25, 2022
Closing on November 15, 2022

Blank Assistant 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 41608
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 24, 2022

Project Scientist Water Resources and Water Resiliency (Assistant Rank) AP 22-66
County Location: Napa County
Posted on August 24, 2022
Closing on October 3, 2022

Farm Seasonal Worker (Per Diem) – Parlier, CA, Job ID 41546
County Location: Fresno County
Posted on August 23, 2022

Farm Seasonal Worker (Per Diem) – Holtville, CA, Job ID 41545
County Location: Imperial County
Posted on August 23, 2022

Farm Seasonal Worker (Per Diem) – Exeter, CA, Job ID 41544
County Location: Tulare County
Posted on August 23, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Yuba City, CA, Job ID 38482
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on August 23, 2022

Intermountain REC Administrative Assistant 2 - Tulelake, CA, Job ID 41464
County Location: Siskiyou County
Posted on August 22, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Bakersfield, CA, Job ID 41337
County Location: Kern County
Posted on August 19, 2022

Desert REC Building Maintenance Worker – Holtville, CA, Job ID 41325
County Location: Imperial County
Posted on August 18, 2022

Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator AC 2 Statewide AP 21-61
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 18, 2022
Closing on October 7, 2022

Administrative Officer 4 - Davis, CA, Job ID 41205
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 17, 2022

Community Education Specialist 3 – Fresno, CA, Job ID 41171
County Locations: Fresno County, Madera County
Posted on August 17, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - San Andreas, CA, Job ID 39739
County Location: Calaveras County
Posted on August 17, 2022

Disability Management Service Coordinator - Davis, CA, Job ID 41100
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 15, 2022

CA Naturalist Program Regional Educator and Partner Coordinator (CES 2) – Davis or Hopland, CA, Job ID 41065
County Locations: Mendocino County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 12, 2022

Senior Agricultural Technician - Exeter, CA, Job ID 40894
County Location: Tulare County
Posted on August 11, 2022

Academic Coordinator 1 - Climate Smart Agriculture - UC Merced 22-65
County Location: Merced County
Posted on August 11, 2022
Closing on September 23, 2022

Student Assistant 3 - Admin - Davis, CA, Job ID 40858
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 10, 2022

Kearney REC Principal Agricultural Technician – Parlier, CA, Job ID 40450
County Location: Fresno County
Posted on August 9, 2022

Student Assistant 2 (Field) - Salinas, CA, Job ID 40684
County Location: Monterey County
Posted on August 5, 2022

Project Scientist – Dairy Nutrient Management Specialist (Assistant-Associate) UC Davis AP 22-64
Posted on August 3, 2022
Closing on September 19, 2022

Applications Programmer 3 - Davis, CA, Job ID 40231
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 2, 2022

Administrative Assistant 3 - Davis, CA Job ID 27163
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 1, 2022

Event Planner/ Administrative Assistant 3 - Davis, CA Job ID 40263
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 1, 2022

Agronomy and Weed Management Advisor Applied Research and Extension (AP#22-06) Merced
County Locations: Merced County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on August 1, 2022
Closing on September 26, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Hayward, CA, Job ID 40223
County Location: Alameda County
Posted on July 29, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Sacramento, CA, Job ID 39868
County Location: Sacramento County
Posted on July 29, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Sacramento, CA, Job ID 39870
County Location: Sacramento County
Posted on July 29, 2022

4-H Community Education Supervisor 1, Region 8 – UCCE County Office (TBD), Job ID 39876
County Locations: Mariposa County, Merced County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County
Posted on July 25, 2022

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH EQUITY in the Department of Nutrition, UCD
Posted on July 25, 2022
Closing on October 17, 2022

Master Gardener Coordinator CES 2 - Santa Barbara, CA, Job ID 39709
County Location: Santa Barbara County
Posted on July 21, 2022

Community Nutrition & Health Older Adult Advisor Applied Research and Extension AP# 22-12
County Locations: Marin County, Napa County, Sonoma County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 19, 2022
Closing on October 17, 2022

FINANCIAL ANALYST 3/4 - Oakland, CA, Job ID 39557
County Location: Alameda County
Location: Office of the President - Oakland
Posted on July 19, 2022

Staff Research Associate 2 - Ventura, CA, Job ID 39450
County Location: Ventura County
Posted on July 18, 2022

EFNEP Community Education Specialist 2 - Concord, CA, Job ID 39205
County Location: Contra Costa County
Posted on July 15, 2022

EFNEP Community Education Specialist 2 - Hayward, CA, Job ID 39204
County Location: Alameda County
Posted on July 15, 2022

4-H Animal & Equine Science Community Education Specialist 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 38570
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 14, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Program Educator 2 - Half Moon Bay, CA. Job ID 39182
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on July 14, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR 1/2, Davis, CA - Job ID 39246
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 13, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 2 - Fresno, CA, Job ID 39162
County Locations: Fresno County, Madera County
Posted on July 13, 2022

Technology and Innovation for Small Farms Advisor Applied Research and Extension AP#21-54
County Locations: Fresno County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, Tulare County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 12, 2022
Closing on September 12, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Sonora, CA, Job ID 38543
County Location: Tuolumne County
Posted on July 12, 2022

Writer Editor 3 (Contract) - Davis, CA, Job ID 38834
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 7, 2022

Writer Editor 3 - Davis, CA, Job ID 38793
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 7, 2022

Community Education Specialist 2 (4-H) – San Diego, CA, Job ID 38733
County Location: San Diego County
Posted on July 6, 2022

Irrigation & Nutrient Management Staff Research Associate 2 – Bakersfield, CA, Job ID 38729
County Location: Kern County
Posted on July 6, 2022

Technical Writer Level 3 - Davis, CA, Job ID 38708
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 6, 2022

Director of Publishing (Comm Mgr 1) – Davis, CA, Job ID 38614
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 5, 2022

Farm Smart Community Education Specialist 1 - Holtville, CA, Job ID 38552
County Location: Imperial County
Posted on July 1, 2022

Sustainable Orchard Systems Advisor (Applied Research and Extension_ 22-37
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on June 30, 2022
Closing on August 22, 2022

EFNEP Coordinator (Community Education Manager 1) – Davis, CA, Job ID 38489
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 30, 2022

EFNEP Community Education Specialist 1 - Riverside, CA, Job ID 38399
County Location: Riverside County
Posted on June 30, 2022

EFNEP Community Education Specialist 1 - San Bernardino, CA, Job ID 38436
County Location: San Bernardino County
Posted on June 30, 2022

Post-fire Forest Resilience Education Coordinator (Academic Coordinator II) #22-53
County Location: El Dorado County
Posted on June 28, 2022
Closing on August 12, 2022

Laboratory Assistant 1 – Merced, CA, Job ID 38094
County Location: Merced County
Posted on June 27, 2022

Ag Engineer Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) AP 21-30
Posted on June 24, 2022
Closing on August 8, 2022

4-H Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Santa Barbara, CA, Job ID 38012
County Locations: San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County
Posted on June 24, 2022

4-H Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - San Luis Obispo, CA, Job ID 38009
County Locations: San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County
Posted on June 24, 2022

Entomology Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) 22-18
County Locations: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
Posted on June 22, 2022
Closing on August 5, 2022

Financial Services Analyst 2 (Four Positions) – Davis, CA, Job ID 37856
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 17, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 2 – San Jose, CA Job 27486
County Location: Santa Clara County
Posted on June 15, 2022

Post Fire Forest Resilience SRA2 - Oroville, CA, Job ID 37599
County Location: Butte County
Posted on June 14, 2022

4-H Program Coordinator (CES2) - Santa Rosa, CA, Job ID 37155
County Location: Sonoma County
Posted on June 7, 2022

4-H Youth Development Program Access, Equity, and Belonging Academic Coordinator II AP# 22-55
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 7, 2022
Closing on September 1, 2022

Business Systems Analyst 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 36882
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 7, 2022

Financial Analyst 4 – Davis, CA, Job ID 37134
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 7, 2022

Director, Workplace Inclusion & Belonging, Davis, CA - Job ID 37010
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 3, 2022

Statewide IPM Community Education Specialist 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 36743
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 27, 2022

FEPP Coordinator (FAC MGT SPEC 3) - Davis, CA, Job ID 36677
County Locations: Sacramento County, Solano County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 26, 2022

UCCE Monterey/Santa Cruz County Director – Salinas or Watsonville, CA, Job ID 36387
County Locations: Monterey County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County
Posted on May 23, 2022

4-H Community Education Specialist 2 - Yuba City, CA Job ID 34921
County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on May 21, 2022

Lindcove REC Agricultural Technician – Exeter, CA, Job ID 35976
County Location: Tulare County
Posted on May 18, 2022

Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Indio, CA, Job ID 34287
County Location: Riverside County
Posted on April 13, 2022

Custodian - Davis, CA, Job ID 34090
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on April 11, 2022

FINANCIAL Services Supervisor 2, Davis, CA. Job Opening ID 32865
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on March 14, 2022

Research Administrator 3, Davis, CA Job ID # 32732
County Locations: Sacramento County, Solano County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on March 10, 2022
Closing on January 19, 2023

Enterprise Risk Management Analyst 1 - Davis, CA, Job ID 32292
County Locations: Sacramento County, Solano County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on March 3, 2022

Community Education Specialist 2 - Alhambra, CA, Job ID 30332
County Location: Los Angeles County
Posted on January 26, 2022

CalFresh Community Educator 2, Weaverville or Hayfork, CA, Job ID 23550
County Location: Trinity County
Posted on January 4, 2022

4-H Community Education Supervisor 1, Region 3 - UCCE County office (TBD), Job ID # 28710
County Locations: Butte County, Colusa County, Glenn County, Shasta County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Yuba County
Posted on December 17, 2021

Sierra Foothill REC Blog

  • Healthy soils project update

    Added April 8, 2020
    pic1 hsp

    For the 2019-2020 field season, we have made some adjustments to the Healthy Soils Demonstration Project at the Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center (to read about the background of this project, click here) in response to a spontaneous...

  • Ranching and Range Management in a Drying Climate Workshop Videos Now Available

    Added July 24, 2019
    Ranching and Range Management in a Drying Climate Workshop

    Did you miss our Ranching and Range Management in a Drying Climate Workshop? Don't despair because you can still hear all the wonderful presentations from the day on our Youtube Channel! Talks include: Compost Applications on Rangeland: Carbon...

  • Rangeland Forage Production and Sensor Data- April 2019

    Added April 22, 2019
    Graph-Forage Production By Month

  • Research in Your Watershed

    Added April 18, 2019
    Research in your Watershed

    Do you love the Yuba watershed? Would you like to learn more about it? Join us, with Know Your Watershed Month NEXT TUESDAY, April 23, to learn more about the watershed and climate research that is happening right in your watershed! Speakers...

  • Healthy Soils Demonstration Project Update

    Added April 3, 2019
    Cattle grazing in the project area.

    Spring is here and the Healthy Soils Demonstration Project (to read about the background of this project, click here) has been busy since the composts were applied last fall. We have observed the onset of spring, the grasses and wildflowers on the plots...

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