Serving Ventura County
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
14292 W. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Director: Christopher M. Smith, PhD.
UC Thelma Hansen Fund Mission Statement
To support and maintain University research and extension activities for the sustainability and benefit of agriculture and natural resources in Ventura County.
A Ventura County with an economically healthy and environmentally sustainable agricultural industry that is well understood and actively supported by the local community.
Assure the economic viability of agriculture to sustain agriculture's contribution to a healthy Ventura County;
Increase the public understanding and support of agriculture, including the relationship of agriculture to the economy and the natural resource base;
Study, discuss, and debate agricultural/urban issues for better policy decisions and achieving balance among competing interests.
A Celebrating Science and Service-100 Years!
January 29, 2014 centennial event presentations,click on links below:
Hansen News Blog
Second graders-175 in all, from Sycamore Canyon School in Thousand Oaks gave the 4-H Classroom Outreach lesson rave reviews last week. "Farmers" Jim and Joanne Abing, our UC volunteer team, provided lively presentations to each of the seven classes that...
January 2014 the Center broke ground on an enterprise student-operated farm. This is a collaborative effort between 4-H Youth Development Programs at the Center and Ventura Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services. Twenty 7th and 8th graders...
Last week's much needed rain helped our field trip garden and rye maze double in size...just in time for today's spring education and outreach season kickoff. The garden isn't the only thing that's growing. Our education volunteer pool has also grown....
Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) has run a school garden program in the Metro Atlanta area since 2009. Last Friday, the nonprofit took the program on the road and delivered one of the first teacher workshops outside their home base. Led by...
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrates 100 years of UC Cooperative Extension researchers and educators living and working in communities to solve economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development, and...