With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Advisor and friend, Kent Brittan on March 12, 2016. Kent worked for the University of California Cooperative Extension for 17 years, the last of which as Field Crops Farm Advisor for Yolo/Sacramento/Solano Counties before his retirement in 2012. Kent was a wonderful resource for the area agricultural community and will be deeply missed.
On July 1, 2014, we became the University of California Capitol Corridor Multi-county Partnership, serving Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties!
This allows us to serve the capitol corridor with greater efficiency and access to more advisors and programs.
Portions of our website will be changing and we appreciate your patience during this transition.
Yolo County Programs
4-H helps young people discover and develop their potential. It provides a wide variety of educational and enrichment experiences.
The Field Crops program includes crops such as corn, wheat and safflower. Yearly trials provide important information about disease resistance and yield for more efficient production.
Up-to-date information and research regarding fruit and nut crops (excluding grapes).
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers.
Master Gardener volunteers provide information, problem-solving expertise and educational opportunities about home gardening to Yolo County residents.
Norton Hall is a meeting room available to University and County departments. The hall is only to be used for meetings that directly affect the wellfare of Yolo County and cannot be reserved for private functions.
The major goal of the University of California Nutrition Education Program is to improve the nutrition-related skills and behaviors of Yolo County youth and families.
The program covers Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, Forage Crops (alfalfa, sudangrass, oat hay) and Dry Beans.
This is a brand new program focused on growers who are often growing a diversity of crops and selling direct to consumers such as roadside stands, farmers markets, CSA's, and restaurants. This program supports both conventional and organic production systems.
Information for vegetable growers in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento counties with an emphasis on Processing Tomato Production.
Quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) mussels are invasive freshwater mussels that were first found in North America in the Great Lakes in 1988. These species are native to the freshwater rivers and lakes in Eastern Europe and western Asia (Eurasia) including the Black, Caspian, and Azov Seas (zebra mussel) and the Dneiper River drainage of Ukraine and Ponto-Caspian Sea (quagga mussel).
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Yolo County Blogs
Researchers see more overhead irrigation in California’s future
Posted 5/26/2016 - Overhead irrigation systems have revolutionized agriculture across the United States and in other parts of the world, using less water than furrow irrigation and requiring significantly less labor and maintenance than drip systems. But in California, the...
Inspiring youth leaders to cultivate health
Posted 5/24/2016 - What are sixth-graders interested in these days? “Cooking!” “Growing food!” “Learning how to be healthier.” “Exercising.” “Meeting new friends!” These enthusiastic answers came from...
Heirloom tomatoes are a delicious treat and provide a market niche for small growers
Posted 5/17/2016 - In recent years, heirloom tomatoes have become a farm-to-table favorite. Some consumers are willing to pay a hefty price at trendy restaurants, farmers markets, roadside stands, and even local grocery stores for tomatoes with irregular shapes, vivid...
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