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
Join the Farm is a sustainable working farm on site at HAREC. On the 3.65 leased acres, Join the Farm produces a wide variety of crops for their CSA program and Ventura County Farm to School partners. Over 700 pounds of carrots and other vegetables are...
Chris Massa, Food Corps service member presents at the 2014 Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas. Seventh and eighth grade students from Balboa Middle School participated in this after school program-a collaborative effort between HAREC...
UCCE-Ventura farm advisors, Oleg Daugovish and Andre Biscaro are partnering with Joji Muramoto-UC Santa Cruz, on a new step or stage of a research project-Optimizing Anaerobic Soil disinfestation, a technology they have investigated since...
HAREC supports Ventura County agriculture through research and education. Volunteers play a vital role in outreach efforts. We are on the hunt for volunteers to support 4-H youth development programs and activities at the Center. Over 4800 youth...
Day 5-Air! Why is clean air important? What pollutes air? How can you improve the air we breathe? The last day gave campers an opportunity to reflect on the many things they learned. It's been an amazing week with an amazing group of kids...