Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
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Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center


4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Afterschool Club

Join us for our 4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Afterschool Club for youth ages 9-12. 

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
September 29 to December 8

Click here for details.

Bonnie Kittle

Hansen News

  • Time to renew your DPR license? Take a new online course on air blast sprayer calibration

    Added September 26, 2020
    Air blast sprayer in walnut orchard

    We're excited to announce that a brand-new online course on air blast spray calibration is now available. This course was developed by Lynn Wunderlich, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor for the Central Sierra,...

  • New Virtual After-School Club Offers Lessons in Sustainability for Youth Ages 9-12

    Added September 8, 2020

    The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Program is offering a free, virtual, after-school club for youth ages 9-12. The club – Sustainable You! – will focus on sustainability issues, including land, water, energy, food,...

  • USDA Investigating Packages of Mysterious Seeds

    Added July 31, 2020
    Unlabeled seeds from solicited packages

    Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain invasive insects, or have plant disease causing agents. Here's what the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service...

  • Summer safety: Tips to avoid foodborne and heat illnesses

    Added June 28, 2020
    Danny Gallegos for Unsplash

    Happy summer! It's time to get the barbecue grilling and the pool party started. To keep your summer healthy and fun, UC ANR offers some important safety tips.   Food safety Food poisoning is a serious health threat in the United...

  • Dragonflies in the skies

    Added June 21, 2020
    Photo by Sensei Minimal on Unsplash

    In this blog series, Dr. Annemiek Schilder, Director, UCCE Ventura County and Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center, shares her observations about the natural world across the seasons. As she says: "Gently observing your...

Ventura County Annual Report



UC to Sell Faulkner Farm

The Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) property has been placed on the market. Funds from the sale will be used toward the purchase of a new property. We are actively seeking 40 to 70 acres on the Oxnard Plain that will lend itself to the types of research most relevant for our area.

Linked below you will find a Frequently Asked Questions document providing details about the sale and sales process as well as contact information. 

Faulkner Farm Property Sale Announcement-2020-09-17


Photo Credit: Natalie Smith, 2007

Public Announcement

To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County Office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed to the public from March 18 until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home initiative. UC Academics and Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours.

All UC-ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through July 2020 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for your understanding and stay well!

Annemiek Schilder
Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

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