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100 Years of Cooperative Extension: the Smith-Lever Act Centennial

May 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, legislation that created Cooperative Extension, a nationwide system of community- based education, established as part of each state’s land grant university. Cooperative Extension was started to help farmers, homemakers, and youth use the latest university research to improve their lives. At first geared towards strengthening rural areas, Cooperative Extension became integral to urban and suburban communities as well. A century later, Cooperative Extension continues to provide a vital link between public universities and communities.

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.

Volunteer Programs

4-H Youth Development
4-H Youth Development
Food Preservaton
Food Preservaton
Home Gardening
Home Gardening


Be on the lookout for spotted wing drosophila
Posted 4/16/2014 - It's cherry growing season and a good time to begin looking for spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii. SWD is a small fruit fly that attacks soft-flesh fruit such as  cherry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry. It...

Cooperative Extension's Mary Bianchi receives agricultural sustainability leadership award
Posted 4/14/2014 - The Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis announced today that Mary Bianchi of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is this year's recipient of ASI's Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger...

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