Small Farms Research and Extension
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Small Farms Advisors and program staff serve as an information hub connecting small-scale farms to research and education resources of the University of California. We serve a diverse clientele including:
- Small-scale and diversified family farms
- Beginning, immigrant, and refugee farmers
- Growers of specialty crops not covered by traditional commodity-based extension programs
Click on "Find an Advisor" to get in touch with the Small Farms staff nearest you!
Small Farm Blogs
Public invited to observe prescribed fire training June 4-9
The Monterey Bay area will host part of the first California Central Coast Prescribed Fire Training Exchange, or Cal-TREX. Fire practitioners from...
Nearly 70% of private label avocado oil rancid or mixed with other oils
Researchers identify key markers to help professional retail buyers choose authentic products Avocado oil has become a popular choice for many...
Exploring the complexities of cannabis farming in rural areas
Land use change in agricultural frontiers can have far-reaching social and environmental implications, such as habitat loss, water contamination,...
Residents’ water security concerns could spur climate adaptations
Study: Climate impacts widespread across California, fueling worries over water supply As water system managers across California devise...
Winter atmospheric rivers gave pathogens, diseases path to infect crops
Outbreaks similar to El Niño-influenced issues of the 1990s The wave of atmospheric rivers that swept across the state this winter has...