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.
New Placer County 4-H Community Education Specialist
"I grew up in Ukiah, California as the oldest of five kids. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are proud parents of three great kids; two still at home and one serving in the US Air Force. We also have a few dozen, fuzzy babies in the form of goats, chickens, dogs, cats and a llama.
While I truly feel I missed out not being a 4-H kid, I came into 4-H that first year “just” as a parent (famous last words)! Hearing there was a need for a local club I collaborated with others and started Orangevale 4-H Club, staying on as the Community Club Leader for 2-years and then moving into the Registrar role. I have also had the privilege of leading several projects; from Leadership to small animal to large animals. The last two years I have spent volunteering for Sacramento County 4-H office as well as working at their summer camp, serving on the Community Club Leader Committee, Camp Committee and chaperoning for events such as CAL Conference. I believe that the 4-H program is THE best youth development program, bringing adults and youth together to collaborate and learn from one another. I am looking forward to helping support our volunteers, youth members and families in the years to come and I know I will learn a lot from each of you."
Be sure to say hi to Shannon if you stop by the office. You can also reach her at the 4-H number - 530-889-7386.
Nevada County Resource Conservation District honors Roger Ingram
Roger Ingram, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor and County Director was recently honored by the Nevada County Resource Conservation District at their Annual Conservation Dinner. Roger was recognized for his 30+ years of participation in the Nevada County agricultural community. A large group of people comprised of the Nevada County Farm Bureau, Placer/Nevada Cattlewomen, Sierra Foothills Research & Extension Center, Nevada County Board of Supervisors and dozens in the agricultural community all got together to help us recognize Roger Ingram for his support and dedication to the agricultural community.