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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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Center Highlights 2014

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  • California Farm to School Network meets at HAREC

    Added February 18, 2015
    Jose De Soto, HAREC Academic Coordinator welcomes group.

    Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools Pre-K to high school. Although Farm to school programs may vary in each community...

  • California Strawberry Growers Association Congregates at HAREC

    Added February 11, 2015
    field presentation

    California, a leader in strawberry production, hosted the North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference and Symposium this year. Over 20 countries as farway as Egypt, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom, and France sent...

  • Food Corps Recruits Locally

    Added February 9, 2015

    In the spirit of eating and sourcing local—Food Corps seeks to recruit a homegrown service member to work with Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) for the 2015-2016 school year. Food Corps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect...

  • Ag Careers Fair

    Added February 2, 2015
    UCCE/HAREC Director-Christopher Smith and Susana Bruzzone-Miller,nHAREC Education Outreach Coordinator

    UCCE/HAREC Director Christopher Smith and HAREC Education Outreach Coordinator, Susana Bruzzone-Miller participated in the 2nd Annual Agriculture Career Fair hosted by the Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Over 80 Ventura County high...

  • UC Food Observer Launches

    Added January 27, 2015
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    For one stop nutrition, food policy and agricultural news, become a follower of UC Food Observer. This newly launched University of California blog and multi-social media format is part of the UC Global Food Initiative and provides a diverse daily dose...

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