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 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

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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Liz Dawley

Liz Dawley
CalFresh and 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, UCCE Colusa County

My Story:

There were no full-time home economics teaching jobs in this area, so I was substitute teaching while I continued my job search. While I was substituting one day, a teacher told me about this position announcement. I applied and was called for an interview, and yet I really felt I wanted to be a teacher. I had decided to go back to school and earn my multiple-subject teaching credential, and I almost called to cancel my interview. Although I wouldn't recommend it as a strategy for job interviews, this plan to return to college calmed the usual interview jitters for me. I aced the interview and was hired. I've never looked back.

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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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