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

 

Ventura County Annual Report

2015-2016

Hansen News

  • REC Educators Gather at Hansen

    Added February 22, 2017
    Dr. Steven Worker delivers an Introduction to Science Education for youth

    Education Specialists representing state wide Research and Extension Centers System (RECS) sites gathered February 15-16 at Hansen. This second annual meeting was an opportunity to meet new staff, share best practices, and participate in professional...

  • Growing Edible Education—A Symposium of Best Practices

    Added October 19, 2016
    Chris Massa, VC Farm to School Operations Specialist introduces the new Salad Bar Farms at Balboa Middle School, Ventura. A prototypye for VUSD. This farm will source directly into the school cafeteria. First harvest yielded 30 pounds of produce

    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...

  • 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...

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