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

"This is my 41st year growing crops in the Salinas Valley.  Every year…without fail…UC Cooperative Extension has been my local resource for research and education…they know local issues of plant health, pest management, productivity, nutrition and resource management that impact my crops."
Richard Smith, President Valley Farm Management, Soledad

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Recent evaluations show that youth engaged in 4-H excel to a greater level in school and in the sciences, make healthier choices, and are more active in contributing to their communities. - View More Facts

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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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