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.
Added October 19, 2016
October is National Farm to School Month! A time when schools, farms, communities and organizations across the county celebrate food education, school gardens and healthy locally sourced school lunches. The Ventura County Farm to School Collaborative...
Added September 23, 2016
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...
Added July 28, 2016
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...
Added July 22, 2016
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...
Added June 24, 2016
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!...