Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Statewide Programs and Institutes

Public Benefit

Our Statewide Programs and Institutes build our State economy, protect our natural resources, build our people, workforce and communities and ensure that we have safe food (in support of our Public Values). 

Partnership and Engagement.

Our Programs work through and with our County offices and community partners; providing key support for our UC ANR Strategic Initiatives.




Volunteer and Community Engagement

Mobilizing volunteers and communities for a stronger, healthier and more robust California.

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Bringing the wonder of Nature to all Californians.

The UC California Naturalist Program (UC CalNat)works with partner organizations to promote environmental education and stewardship of California's natural resources; bringing the wonder and beauty of nature to the people of California.


Advice to Grow By...Ask Us!

The UC Master Gardener Program engages volunteers throughout the state to extend research-based information on home horticulture and pest management to enhance our communities.



A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change.

The 4-H Youth Development program works through community volunteers in counties all across the state to empower youth and adults; helping build capable, confident, contributing members of society. 


Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

  Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) engages schools and communities to help under-served members of society build healthy families and communities.
  Preserve today, Relish tomorrow”.

The UC Master Food Preserver Program engages with community volunteers throughout the state to bring research-based practices to communities for safe home food preservation.
  CalFresh, Healthy Living (implemented through UC ANR, and managed out of UC Davis) engages communities building healthy people through healthy eating and healthy living.


Strengthening Research

Building impact through stronger data and meaningful analysis.

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"Research Support for a stronger California."

The Informatics and Geographic Information Systems Program (IGIS) helps  protect our food, our water and our environment by increasing our ability to make meaningful analysis of our agriculture, ecosystems and communities. 


Research and Delivery

Generating applied information for a stronger and healthier California.

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"Understanding issues to promote solutions for a stronger California"

The Agricultural Issues Center conducts research and outreach on issues vital to California agriculture and develops the highly-valued farm cost and return studies.



"Protecting California's precious water resources"

The California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) provides research-based solutions and develops policies for safe and secure water in California. The work touches all aspects of society - food, people and the natural environment.



Protecting our communities, our food and our environment through IPM

The UC Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) helps ensure safe and healthy food, a healthy environment and healthy people through integrated and ecologically sound pest management across urban and rural California. 



"Enhancing the quality of life in California's rural communities"

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) works to enhance environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity in agriculture. 


"Research for healthy food, people and places

The Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) conducts and translates policy-relevant research to make healthy food, beverages, and opportunities for physical activity accessible, affordable, equitable and sustainable for all communities.




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