Welcome to California, RCAS Directors!
We are delighted to welcome you to California for the Research Center Administrators Society (RCAS) Summer Tour!
Sunday-Wednesday, September 17-20, 2017
We'll travel by bus from San Jose to Visalia to Paso Robles to Monterey. You'll learn about agriculture and natural resources in California from the Central Valley to the Central Coast visiting farming and ranching operations, public forestlands, vineyards, and more. We are very excited to host the summer tour and share the best of the Golden State with RCAS members!
- Reserve early to obtain the best rates - some rates expire on June 26!
- Be sure to stay at the recommended hotels on the tour route (see "lodging")
What is RCAS
The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators. Visit RCAS to learn more.
The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration scientific research, and new technology.
Research and Extension Centers in California
The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) REC system is a strong, vibrant organization of research and education academics supported by extraordinary research management capacity to conduct agriculture, natural resource and human resource programs that enable the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens and thriving communities. Click Here for more information about the RECs
There are nine centers located throughout California's various crop production areas, and climatic zones offer University researchers places to conduct field experiments.