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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.

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  • HAREC Welcomes Multi-County 4-H Super Field Day-2015

    Added April 30, 2015
    Dog Sports

    Over 220 youth and families attended the 4-H Super Field Day on April 25. The annual event is an opportunity for community club members to learn, practice skills, and compete to win medals. The event was held at HAREC for the first time and was full of...

  • 2015 Summer Happenings at HAREC

    Added April 6, 2015
    Land day. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

    4-H Youth Development Program staff at HAREC will collaborate with the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and the Ventura Water Department to conduct a week-long 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp at the Center. Trained environmental...

  • March Madness

    Added March 23, 2015
    Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith leads a pollination activity

    It's a busy time of the year. Youth development programs are in full swing. But equally important is outreach to college students. Gwyn Vanoni, 4-H Education Specialist and Susana Bruzzone-Miller-YFC Program Manager took time to particiapate in...

  • Seedlings for Schools

    Added March 13, 2015
    HAREC shade house seedlings for schools

    Ready for Spring planting in your school garden? Why garden with youth? Healthy Lifestyles Reduce risk of overweight/obesity Encourages consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables Community and Social Development Increases self-esteem Develops...

  • National Nutrition Month 2015…Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

    Added March 10, 2015
    NNM Logo 2015-HI-RES

    March is national nutrition month, a time to return to the basics of healthful eating. This year, the academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to bite into a healthy lifestyle. Adopting eating and physical activity plans that are...

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