University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service

"The Nutrition Advisors from University of California Cooperative Extension are critical partners for local school districts as we work together to combat childhood obesity and encourage life-long habits of healthy eating."
Rodney Taylor Director of Nutrition Services Riverside Unified School District

Did You Know?
1913 - First UC farm advisor hired - Andrew Hansen Christiansen becomes the first UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor working in Humboldt County. - View Timeline

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Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Smith
Viticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE Sonoma County

My Story:

The first time I knew I wanted to be a farm advisor when I “grew up” was when, as an undergraduate, I first worked in field trials in several counties that were collaborative projects with a UC Davis plant pathologist and UCCE viticulture farm advisors—all of whom are now retired. It was obvious those advisors had a commitment to help growers be successful. Years later (and, now, years ago), I was chosen to fill a farm advisor position. I still consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work with and for people who are committed to the development of knowledge that can help people succeed.

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About UC Cooperative Extension

For 100 years and counting, UCCE researchers and educators have worked together with local community members to develop and provide science-based information to solve economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development and nutrition issues. Some of our programs include 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, and the Integrated Pest Management Program.

Here's to another 100 years of science and service!

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