Welcome to UCCE Central Sierra
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is your bridge between local issues and the research expertise of the University of California.
The Central Sierra Cooperative Extension serves Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties.
What’s the difference between yams and sweetpotatoes?
Posted 11/21/2014 - Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweetpotato? “A true yam is not grown in the U.S., it's found in South America,” says Jason Tucker, vice president of the California Sweetpotato Council. Real yams have dry, dark flesh and are...
The food vs. fuel debate: Growing biofuel in the U.S.
Posted 11/21/2014 - In order to slow global climate change and achieve greater energy independence, Americans are showing an increasing interest in switching over to clean, renewable fuels made from home-grown crops. In fact, Congress has mandated that at least 16 billion...