Serving Ventura County
UC Thelma Hansen Fund Mission Statement
To support and maintain University research and extension activities for the sustainability and benefit of agriculture and natural resources in Ventura County.
A Ventura County with an economically healthy and environmentally sustainable agricultural industry that is well understood and actively supported by the local community.
Assure the economic viability of agriculture to sustain agriculture's contribution to a healthy Ventura County;
Increase the public understanding and support of agriculture, including the relationship of agriculture to the economy and the natural resource base;
Study, discuss, and debate agricultural/urban issues for better policy decisions and achieving balance among competing interests.
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
14292 W. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Director: Jose Fernandez De Soto
Hansen News Blog
Re-roofing and painting of the historic Faulkner House required staff to pack and move into a temporary office trailer located on site near the Briggs Rd. main entrance. Repairs officially started on Monday, May 20th and are expected to take 90...
Last weekend, the entrance to the Hansen Center was, once again, filled with color, plants and people. Hundreds of visitors ventured out to enjoy the sunshine and bargain prices at the annual plant sale fund-raiser organized by America in Bloom. A...
RECS is the acronym for Research and Extension System. The Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center is one of nine RECS throughout the state operated by the University of California division of Agriculture and Natural Resources...
On April 1st, the Hansen Fund released the results of this year’s Request for Proposals Program. The Hansen Advisory Board and the Research Advisory Committee had a particularly hard time this year. Twenty two projects, whose funding request...
Today is the first day of spring. It’s a busy time at the UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (UC HAREC). Garden volunteers and farm staff worked countless hours preparing the farm over the winter. The fields and gardens are...