- Author: Alison L Kent
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division operates nine Research and Extension Centers (RECs) covering rich and unique resources across the state. The Centers support field research, education and extension activities to meet the needs of Californians. The impacts of the research are far-reaching and important: disease- and pest-resistant alfalfa developed in the 1970s is now grown all over the world; more than 500 million citrus trees have been grown from budwood tested for disease at Lindcove REC; and important work in the rangelands of California has improved management and stewardship of woodland ecosystems.
Today, University of California Cooperative Extension UCCE is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith Lever Act. Some RECs are located with UCCE offices (such as Desert REC and Imperial). Check out statewide events marking the anniversary.
You, too, can impact California agriculture and natural resources. To participate, record your observations on three questions:
- How many pollinators do you see?
- How do you conserve water?
- Where is food grown in your community?
We will be having a pollinator walk out of the ANR Office in Davis at noon. If you are in Davis you are invited to join us, but please do record your observations wherever you are in California!