Our mission is to sustain a vital agriculture, environment, and community in Sonoma County by providing University of California research-based information in agriculture, natural resource management and youth development.
Across California, the University of California’s 57 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. University Advisors and Representatives are the most important link in the Cooperative Extension System. We conduct research on a wide range of subjects and extend our findings to business and industry, consumers, educators, and the community at large.
UC Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County programs include; 4-H Youth Development, Ag Ombudsman, Integrated Pest Management, Livestock & Range Management, Marine Science, Master Gardeners, Specialty Crops and Olives, Sudden Oak Death, Viticulture and Watershed Management.
ANR works hand in hand with industry to enhance agricultural markets, help the balance of trade, address environmental concerns, protect plant health, and provide farmers with scientifically tested production techniques and Californians with increased food safety.
- 200 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists
- 57 local offices throughout California
- 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists
- 9 Research and Extension Centers
- 6 statewide programs
- 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at 3 colleges and 1 professional school:
- UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
- UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
- UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Our advisors live and work in the communities they serve. To many Californians we are the face of UC—providing expertise, visibility and a keen understanding of local issues.
Together with our campus partners, we build the bridge between the people of California and their great University.
For an overview of the breadth of UC ANR's extension and research activities, download the Cultivating California brochure. (1.7 MB)