Welcome to the University of California, Cooperative Extension in Yolo County!
YoloCounty UC Cooperative Extension
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Cooperate Extension?
Cooperative Extension is a part of a nationwide educational system which involves the USDA, the state land-grant University system and County government. Cooperative Extension offices are commonly known as local problem-solving centers that house campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home, and youth advisors. Advisors work as teams tailoring their programs to meet local needs and bringing the University's based research information to the local community.
Yolo County Cooperative Extension provides a broad range of educational programs that are of benefit to farmers, rural and urban residents, community leaders, homemakers, parents, and youth. Extension programs focus on traditional and changing needs in the areas of agriculture, home economics, community and rural development, nutrition, environmental horticulture and 4-H and youth.
CE's many teaching tools include meetings, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, field days, video programs, newsletters and manuals. Thousands of volunteers extend CE's outreach, assisting the nutrition and 4-H youth development programs and the Master Gardener Program.
County Farm Advisors’ work is aimed at sustaining and enhancing California agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Together with farmers, pest control advisors, institutions and industry representatives, they identify current and emerging agricultural opportunities and problems. The advisors collaborate with campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists and faculty to research, adapt, and field-test agricultural improvements or solutions and promote the use of research findings.
Extension programs enhance the work of other government and nonprofit agencies which join together to improve the quality of life for county residents. Extension Staff are educators helping to educate Yolo County on their needs to grow better people, crops, and lives. We help make things better!
Cooperative Extension Yolo County
70 Cottonwood Street
Left Side Of Building
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8143
Fax: (530) 666-8736