Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Statewide Programs and Institutes

Public Benefit

Our Statewide Programs and Institutes support our Public Values; helping build our State economy, protect our natural resources, build our people and communities and ensure that we have safe food.

Partnership and Engagement.

Our Programs work through and with our County offices and community partners; providing key support for our UC ANR Strategic Initiatives.


Our programs....



Volunteer and Community Engagement

Mobilizing volunteers and communities for a stronger, healthier and more robust California.

California Naturalist Program 


"Bringing the wonder of Nature to all Californians."

CalNat works with partner organizations to promote stewardship of California's natural resources; bringing the wonder and beauty of Nature to the people of California.

UC Master Gardener Program

Advice to Grow By

UC Master Gardener engages with community volunteers throughout the state to bring research-based information to enhance our communities through improved home horticulture and pest management. 

4-H Youth Development

Healthy, happy, thriving people who make a positive difference in their communities.

Through community volunteers in counties all across the state, 4-H empowers youth and adults helping build capable, confident, contributing members of society. 

Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

    EFNEP engages schools and communities to help under-served members of society build healthy families and communities.

  • UC Master Food Preserver Program

    Preserve today, Relish tomorrow”.

    UC Master Food preserver engages with community volunteers throughout the state to bring research-based practices to communities for safe home food preservation. 

  • UC CalFresh

    UC Calfresh (implemented through UC ANR, and managed out of UC Davis) engages communities building healthy people through healthy eating and healthy living.

Strengthening Research

Building impact through stronger programs.


IGIS - Informatics and Geographic Information Systems

"Research Support for a stronger California."

IGIS helps protect our food, our water and our environment by increasing our ability to make meaningful analysis of our agriculture, ecosystems and communities. 

Research and Delivery

Generating applied information for a stronger and healthier California.

UC Integrated Pest Management Program

“Protecting our communities, our food and our environment through IPM"


UC IPM helps ensure safe and healthy food, a healthy environment and healthy people through integrated and ecologically sound pest management across urban and rural California. 

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)

"Enhancing the quality of life in California's rural communities"

SAREP works to enhance environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity in agriculture. 

Policy Development

Developing policies for greater impact.

Agricultural Issues Center

"Understanding issues to promote solutions for a stronger California"


AIC develops the highly-valued crop and commodity cost studies and rescarches issues important to California and western agriculture.

California Institute for Water Resources

"Protecting California's precious water resources"

CIWR provides research-based solutions and develops policies for safe and secure water in California. The work touches all aspects of society - food, people and the natural environment.

Nutrition Policy Institute

"Policy to build a healthier California."

NPI develops public policies that build healthy communities; helping build social equity by addressing limitations such as the lack of access to and understanding of healthy foods and physical activity.



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