The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in San Luis Obispo County is a partnership of federal, state, county, and private resources. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based academics, educators, and other professionals are a part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve. As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water. As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland. As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Hundreds of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program, Master Food Preserver, Garden Nutrition Extender Program, and the 4-H Youth Development Program.

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