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UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
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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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

Website Update

We're in the process of updating our website. Please bear with us while we effect changes that will optimize the user experience. Thank you!

UCCE Ventura County- Blogs
  • avocado picture baby fruit
    2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report Out

    Santa Barbara County's agricultural industry had a big year in 2019, with a more than 5% increase in the value of crops, according to the county's just-released annual crop report. It shows the total valuation of the crops was $1.6 billion dollars in...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • bay laurel nut
    Wild Avocado Relative in California

    California Bay or CA Laurel or Headache Tree or, heaven forbid, Oregon Myrtle is a tree native to the west coast where there is water. In the rainy forests of northern CA and Oregon and the wet creek areas in ravines and canyons of southern...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
  • marestail and avocado
    Avocado Webinar - Weeds and Biostimulants

    Wednesday, August 12 9 - noon Avocado Grower Webinar Weeds and Biostimulants Speakers:Sonia Rios (UCCE Farm Advisor, Riverside/San Diego Counties Subtropical Horticulture) will talk about how to identify different weeds and the various methods that...

    By Ben Faber
    Author - Advisor
AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics

If you are a commercial grower and need advice or assistance on an agricultural issue, please contact the appropriate UC Cooperative Extension Advisor

If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please complete and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.

Fire Resources

Fire season is upon us and it's critical to be prepared. Here are some important resources to help you get ready and stay apprised of fire activity in Ventura County.

For the latest fire incident information, visit the Ventura County Fire Department website. This website also contains a wildfire action plan for farmers, ranchers and growers.

We also suggest you bookmark the VC Emergency portal. You can access the Ventura County Emergency Preparedness Guide in English and Spanish

Here are other resources we recommend:

  • Fire in California This is UC ANR's comprehensive fire resources website. This site contains the latest information on fire ecology; wildfire preparation; health and safety in wildfires; wildfire recovery; and more. Useful information for homeowners, land owners and land stewards.
  • CA Fire Science Consortium is a network of scientists and managers that strives to increase the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information. 
  • LUC Lab at UC-Berkeley researching land and land use change.
  • ReadyForWildfire.org CalFire's fire resources website, which provides many valuable resources for preparedness.
  • **NEW Wildfire Risk to Communities maps by US Forestry Service

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Forest Stewardship workshop - Santa Cruz 9/21/2020

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