UC Thelma Hansen Fund
To support and maintain University research and extension activities for the sustainability and benefit of agriculture and natural resources in Ventura County.
A Ventura County with an economically healthy and environmentally sustainable agricultural industry that is well understood and actively supported by the local community. Goals:
- Ensure economic viability of plant and animal agriculture to sustain agriculture’s contribution to a healthy Ventura County
- Protect natural resources by increasing water and nutrient use efficiency, reducing pesticide and fossil fuel inputs and promoting soil, watershed and ecosystem health
- Increase public understanding and support of agriculture, including the relationship of agriculture to the economy, healthy families, and the natural resource base