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669 County Square Dr. Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

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Our offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is telecommuting from home. We are available via phone and email. 

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Latest News

UC to Sell Faulkner Farm

The Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) property has been placed on the market. Funds from the sale will be used toward the purchase of a new property. We are actively seeking 40 to 70 acres on the Oxnard Plain that will lend itself to the types of research most relevant for our area.

Linked below you will find a Frequently Asked Questions document providing details about the sale and sales process as well as contact information. 

Faulkner Farm Property Sale Announcement-2020-09-17


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Shade Tree Disease Webinar Series

Join UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Dr. Jim Downer for his 5-part Shade Tree Disease webinar series.

When: Every Friday in October starting October 2nd, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click below for more details and registration information.

Shade Tree Diseases webinar - Flyer

Post-Fire Soil Safety Webinar

Are you growing food on a property impacted by wildfire? Fire introduces new considerations for growing produce and raising backyard poultry. In this free virtual webinar, learn from scientists who have studied urban wildfires in California, including: what questions to ask, how to improve soil health and make informed decisions about food safety, which agencies might have helpful information, and what remains unknown in this burgeoning field of study.

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Register at ucanr.edu/postfiresoilsafety

Post-Fire Soil Safety Webinar Flyer Oct 17 2020-1

COVID-19: UCCE Ventura Operations Information

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed from March 18, 2020 until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home order. UC academics and staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. 

All UC ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through July 2020 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Thanks for understanding and stay well.

Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
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    By Ben Faber
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    Dragon Fruit Conference

    Just When You Though You Could Take the Week Off from Webinars Here's a two-day conference on Dragon Fruit September 22 and 23, 2020 (you have an option of viewing it live or later recorded). Note Taiwan is 15 hours ahead of...

    By Ben Faber
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