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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:

  1. Ensure economic viability of plant and animal agriculture to sustain agriculture’s contribution to a healthy Ventura County

  2. Protect natural resources by increasing water and nutrient use efficiency, reducing pesticide and fossil fuel inputs and promoting soil, watershed and ecosystem health

  3. Increase public understanding and support of agriculture, including the relationship of agriculture to the economy, healthy families, and the natural resource base

Thelma Hansen