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.
Calendar of Events
HAREC Research Projects & THF Grant Program
Open September 1
Added May 24, 2016
What does it mean to live sustainably? How do we protect our natural resources? Oxnard educators will help youth understand sustainability concepts this summer. Rio School District in Oxnard conducts a district-wide summer camp for their K-6th grade...
Added March 17, 2016
The west steps of the state capitol building in Sacramento were decked out yesterday surrounded by fruits and vegetables, flowers, animals and displays. All this to celebrate—California agriculture! The yearly event is sponsored by the California...
Added March 7, 2016
Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith, UC Observer, creator and chief contributor, kicks off the March speaker series at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura. Kurt Miller, health, geography and world history teacher at Foothill also oversees the freshman grade...
Added March 4, 2016
Over 150 students from Ventura County high schools explored careers in agriculture at the Ag Careers Fair last night at the Ag Museum in Santa Paula. Over 40 movers and shakers in the fields of horticulture, farming and ranching, food science, pest...
Added February 29, 2016
Community Educators representing the state wide Research and Extension Centers System (RECS) sites gathered February 25-27 in Hopland. The meeting was an opportunity for many of the educators to meet for the first time. A chance to network and develop...