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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Marisol Andrade

Marisol Andrade
Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster

My Story:

As is more common nowadays, I was unable to find employment right after receiving my bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from CSU Sacramento, so I decided to move back to my parent’s home in Watsonville.  Soon after moving to Watsonville, I found employment with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program in Hollister, California, where I worked as a WIC Nutritional Assistant (WNA). It was there that I first worked with low-income families who required the assistance of this program for mere survival. I worked with a population that was low income, underserved and undereducated. Working with this population, I realized how important my work was and I began to look at other areas where I could make a difference. On September 25, 2010, I married and moved to Chico. Knowing I wanted to make a difference with low-income communities, I searched for employment in the area of nutrition, but especially providing nutritional education. I was fortunate to find UC ANR. Now I am part of the difference.

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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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