Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Welcome

Nestled in the fertile Santa Clara Valley a few miles from the ocean, the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) conducts leading-edge applied research to support the rich and diverse agricultural and natural resources of Ventura County. The Center supports a broad array of county-wide events including technical training for growers, as well as educational activities for youth, family and the community. The Center works collaboratively with UC Cooperative Extension-Ventura County advisors and programs.

Opportunities for Research and Extension at HAREC (pdf)

Center Highlights 2014 (pdf)

Did you Know? (pdf)    

Strategic Plan

 

Hansen News

  • HAREC Welcomes New Staff

    Added September 23, 2016
    Kate Beckman-4-H Education Specialist II

    We are happy to introduce two new staff members. Sergio Santiago, Agricultural Superintendent joined HAREC in July and Katelyn Beckmann, 4-H Community Education Specialist II came on board in September. Sergio grew up in Puerto Rico. He earned...

  • Sustainble You! Summer Camp at Rio del Mar School

    Added July 28, 2016
    Gena Mathwin, Rio School District, delivering the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp program, demonstrates how to build a worm bin

    Rio School District, in Oxnard, is a welcomed new partner. This year, Rio added the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp curriculum to their district-wide Summer Science Camp that serves over 200 students K-6th grade and runs for the next three weeks. The...

  • Pow Wow At Hansen

    Added July 22, 2016
    Dr. Ben Faber-UCCE Ventura County welcomes group

    On Tuesday, July 19, the UC Hansen Ag Research & Extension Center collaborated with Pow Wow Energy, California Lutheran University, UCSB and Cal Poly-SLO in hosting an Ag Meets Tech event. The event focused on Simple Solutions to Real Challenges...

  • Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

    Added June 24, 2016
    The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water

    The week has flown by. A special thanks to the youth and families that joined us this week, the City of Ventura for partnering with us, environmental educator, Jill Sarrick and intern, Shanti Sandosham for delivering a great program! Sustainable You!...

  • Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

    Added June 23, 2016
    Food questions for thought

    Today, we turn our focus to local and global food systems. Day 4-Food

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