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Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center


4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp

Join us for our 4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp for youth ages 9-12. July 20-24th from 10-11:30 a.m. daily.

Click here for details.

Bonnie Kittle

National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19-25

UC HAREC values the work that all Master Gardener and 4-H volunteers do year-round. From tending gardens and research projects to teaching Ventura County Youth.


Public Announcement

To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County Office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed to the public from March 18 until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home initiative. UC Academics and Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours.

All UC-ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through June 2020 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for your understanding and stay well!

Annemiek Schilder
Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

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  • Summer safety: Tips to avoid foodborne and heat illnesses

    Added June 28, 2020
    Danny Gallegos for Unsplash

    Happy summer! It's time to get the barbecue grilling and the pool party started. To keep your summer healthy and fun, UC ANR offers some important safety tips.   Food safety Food poisoning is a serious health threat in the United...

  • Dragonflies in the skies

    Added June 21, 2020
    Photo by Sensei Minimal on Unsplash

    In this blog series, Dr. Annemiek Schilder, Director, UCCE Ventura County and Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center, shares her observations about the natural world across the seasons. As she says: "Gently observing your...

  • 4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp Offered

    Added June 16, 2020
    Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

    Youth ages 9-12 will have an opportunity to learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities in a virtual summer camp. The camp will be held July 20-24th, with campers meeting online daily from 10-11:30 a.m. The camp is free of charge,...

  • Fire Resources

    Added June 11, 2020
    Credit: Michael Held, Unsplash

    Current fire activity in Ventura County reminds us that fire season is here. It's critical to be prepared. Here are some important resources to help you get ready and stay apprised of fire activity in Ventura County. For the latest...

  • "Big Dig" Day of Giving is Friday, June 5th

    Added June 4, 2020
    Share California

    Big Dig Day, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UCCE's independent statewide giving day, is tomorrow! Join us at midnight and be the first to give - or visit us anytime tomorrow as we highlight the impact of our programs.   Tomorrow, on Big...

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