Cooperative Extension was established in Placer and Nevada Counties in 1917. Our mission is to help all segments of the community benefit from the scientific advances in our nation's land grant universities, particularly in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and youth development. Use the links above to learn more about the programs available through UCCE Placer Nevada.
Let's Eat Healthy!
We gave each student a jump rope at the end of the lesson. The purpose is to promote a SNAP-Ed key behavioral outcome – increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Students had fun using their jump rope at recess. Other classes took them home to play with and explain to their families why it is important to exercise 60 minutes most days of the week.
The Chicago Park 4-H Club, in partnership with Chicago Park School and Peardale-Chicago Park Volunteer Firefighters, hosted the third annual Resolve2Run 5K-10K event on January 1, 2015. The Resolve2Run 5K-10K race takes place on New Year’s Day and the route winds through some of the most beautiful scenery in Nevada County. The event highlights the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program’s initiative to increase healthy living themes and opportunities through the 4-H Program. Resolve2Run began in 2013 with a 4-H Revolution of Responsibility grant, with the goal of helping the community start the new year with healthy habits.
For more information about the Resolve2Run event, please visit: http://resolve2run.com. To learn more about 4-H Healthy Living, please visit: http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Projects/HealthyLiving/.
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Sheep Field Day!
Placer County 4-H Sheep Coordinator Group held their first Sheep Field Day on January 24th at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. 4-H, FFA, and interested members in the sheep industry came together to learn from highly qualified area speakers about raising sheep and the sheep business. Speakers highlighted topics of genetics and artificial insemination, feed and nutrition, dairy sheep carcass evaluation and livestock judging.
Karin Sinclair and Tina Pourfathi, lead coordinators for the Placer County 4-H Sheep Coordinator Group, are excited to offer another field day later this spring to help youth prepare their lambs for Placer County Fair and Gold Country Fair.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sheep Coordinator Group and Placer County 4-H please visit the links below: