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.
|Sustainable You! Train-the-Trainer Workshop||11/1/2014|
A Celebrating Science and Service-100 Years!
January 29, 2014 centennial event presentations,click on links below:
Hansen News Blog
The 4-H Youth Development Programs at HAREC will host another Sustainable You! Train-the-Trainer. Saturday, November 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (bring your own lunch) Who should attend this hands-on training? REC educators, 4-H volunteers,...
Although the weather says summer, fall education outreach at HAREC is in full swing. Both 4-H Farm Field Trips and Classroom Outreach programs are full and the farm is once again filled with the sound of children. The big question is….. What is...
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...