Cooperative Extension is an institution within land-grant Universities established to conduct research and outreach to the public using both campus and county based local programs. Over the years, the program added other disciplines such as Nutrition, Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Master Gardening in both rural and urban areas.
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) was established in Glenn County in 1915. We provide education, outreach and research activities to the county. Nestled within the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension is best described as a vast network of UC researchers and educators. In return for University work in our community, the county provides support to UCCE including administrative staff, facilities, transportation, utilities and other support. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Glenn County Board of Supervisors for their steadfast support of our office and our programs. We are here to serve all residents of the county and base our programs and research on local needs.
Our work would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who extend our reach through the Master Gardener Program and the 4-H Youth Development Program. Our local partners are integral to our success; we can further leverage our resources by working with partners like the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Resource Conservation District and the Farm Bureau. Our locally relevant applied research would be impossible without the collaboration of dozens of forward thinking and innovative farmer cooperators. The insight from these leaders within our food production systems is essential to conduct our problem-solving research. We would not be able to offer our programs at little or not cost to our community without the support of our private donors. We sincerely thank each and every individual and business who has invested in our future! Looking forward to a bright future here in Glenn County!
Submitted by Betsy Karle, County Director
March 20, 2020
UC Cooperative Extension is currently closed to the public, but we are still working!
Our Community Education Specialists and Advisors are working remotely and are available via email, mobile phone, zoom and other virtual communications technologies. County staff are in the office during regular business hours and are available via phone and email.
Over 70 Glenn County 4-H members, leaders and family members participated in the Annual 4-H Presentation Event held Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Willows Intermediate School, reports Glenn County 4-H Interim Program Representative, Sara van Tol.
Please join us at the Annual Glenn County 4-H Fundraising Dinner. This event will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Willows Memorial Hall, 525 W Sycamore Street, Willows, CA 95988.
This year’s dinner will include pork loin, rice, salad, roll, and a drink. The cost is $10.00 per dinner. Tickets may be purchased from any 4-H member, at the door, or you may contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 865-1107.