UC Agriculture and Natural Resources delivers healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities and healthy Californians.
From more bountiful berries to safer food to cleaner water, ANR turns science into solutions.
An engine for problem solving
The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. ANR's advisors, specialists and faculty bring practical, science-based answers to Californians.
ANR works hand in hand with industry to enhance agricultural markets, help the balance of trade, address environmental concerns, protect plant health, and provide farmers with scientifically tested production techniques and Californians with increased food safety.
- 200 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists
- 57 local offices throughout California
- 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists
- 9 Research and Extension Centers
- 6 statewide programs
- 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at 3 colleges and 1 professional school:
UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Boots on the ground
Since the first UC Cooperative Extension office opened in Humboldt County in 1913, UC scientists have been fanning out to communities across California, serving as problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators, stewards and educators.
These advisors live and work in the communities they serve. To many Californians they are the face of UC—providing expertise, visibility and a keen understanding of local issues.
Together with their campus partners, they build the bridge between the people of California and their great University.
Cultivating California brochure. (1.7 MB)For an overview of the breadth of UC ANR's extension and research activities, download the