Hero Image

Our Mission

True to the mission of the land grant universities, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.

For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to:

  • Connecting Californians to their University
  • Leading the way to science-based solutions
  • Providing information that is trustworthy and not biased
  • Sharing research that is practical to use
  • Addressing local concerns as part of the community
  • Inviting the participation of concerned stakeholders
  • Facilitating problem-solving and outreach to address the state's toughest challenges
UC Blogs
  • Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association uses prescribed fire to reduce fuels and wildfire risk and to restore habitat, control invasive species, improve rangelands in June 2019. Photo by Lenya Quinn Davidson
    First-ever California burn boss class meets in Eureka

    New certification program will increase opportunities for prescribed fire across California A group of 19 experienced prescribed burners are gathered in Eureka this week to become certified as prescribed fire burn bosses. The group is the first cohort...

  • This is a screen shot of Lauren Ponisio in a CBS Los Angeles video,
    Bee Biologist Lauren Ponisio: How Pyrodiversity Impacts Pollinator Communities

    How does pyrodiversity impact pollinator communities? That's a crucial question, especially with California's history and future of disastrous wildfires. Last year was the state's worst fire season ever: 9,639 fires burned 4.3...

  • Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)
    Cicadas: The World Awaits the Emergence of Brood X

    Scientists say that within several weeks, trillions of cicadas from Brood X will emerge in 15 eastern-central states of our  nation, from Georgia to New York. These periodical circadas have spent the last 17 years underground feeding and...

  • Don't forget to clean your roofs and gutters of any moss, vegetative debris, or leaf litter. Here the author wishes he did this in May rather than waiting until August with wildfire smoke looming in the background.
    May is Wildfire Preparedness Month!

    Many of us know May for flowers and Mother's Day (hope you didn't forget!), but after last year's widespread and long-lasting fire season, many Californians have come to recognize May as Wildfire Preparedness Month. Our lackluster winter in Northern...

  • A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.
    Art Imitating Life or Life Imitating Art?

    Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Oscar Wilde opined in his 1889 essay, The Decay of Lying: An Observation, that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life." It's up for discussion. Take the painted lady butterfly,...

Calendar of Upcoming Events
Event Name Date

San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Ste 200
Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: (209) 953-6100
Fax: (209) 953-6128
E-mail: cesanjoaquin@ucdavis.edu

Public Office Hours & Telephone: 
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Voice Mail: Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week