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

"The sustainable methods of farming that I’m currently practicing were a direct result of my cooperation with UC Cooperative Extension. This system not only saves me money, but has a tremendous benefit to the environment."
Dino Giacomazzi, Central Valley Dairy Farmer 2012 Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

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Recent evaluations show that youth engaged in 4-H excel to a greater level in school and in the sciences, make healthier choices, and are more active in contributing to their communities. - View More Facts

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Sonia C. Rodriguez

Sonia C. Rodriguez
Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster

My Story:

My commitment to empower families in our rural communities attracted me to the EFNEP position. I graduated from Chico State with a degree in Computer Science. I worked as a bilingual teacher assistant to help pay for college. I worked in the fields in the summer. My first job after graduation was working with low-income families in the social service area. After working in affordable housing programs in eight rural counties in Northern California for 17 years, I was offered a job in Sacramento working with Fannie Mae in the loan modification department. After a year of driving to Sacramento every day, I decided to seek a job in Butte County, where I lived. I was fortunate to find a job with UC ANR in EFNEP. Working here compliments my commitment in helping people. Delivering EFNEP empowers low-income families live healthier and happier lives. It is important work!

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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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