UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"The California Rice Industry successes can be traced to the efforts of farmers with vision who realized the need for long-term collaboration with the research community and especially UC Cooperative Extension. "Charley Mathews Jr. 5th generation rice farmer Yolo County
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Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County
I work on farm-to-fork food issues, focusing particularly on urban agriculture education, research and policy. My day includes anything from a visit to a farm to a trip to City Hall. A big part of what I do is translating information on agriculture into a format that's easy to read and understand. For example, people who operate urban farms, school gardens or community gardens need to understand, in basic terms, how and why to test their soil, but soil science is very technical and confusing.