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.
UC ANR STAR Awards
On June 16, 2016, UC CalFresh Nutrition Education staff from Placer and Nevada counties were recognized at a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) special Staff Appreciation and Recognition event in Davis. The UC CalFresh team was selected as one of three teams throughout UC ANR programs across the state to be acknowledged and rewarded for exceptional performance and significant contributions to support nutrition and physical activity programmatic goals. Each team member was awarded a plaque by UC ANR Vice President Glenda Humiston, as well as a monetary award to recognize their outstanding team performance. The UC CalFresh team members include Rosemary Carter, Annette Cosgrove, Olivia Kosten, Carrie Yarwood, Megan Thompson, and Michele Fisch.
The UC CalFresh team pulls from individual strengths in order to more effectively and intentionally serve CalFresh eligible youth and adults. Most recently, individual strengths have contributed to expanding comprehensive efforts to be more engaged at schools, involving families and school administration in addition to students, in order to provide education in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, gardening, cooking, and overall healthy behaviors. The UC CalFresh team regularly partners with community organizations to participate in community events, as well as host multiple school-based Family Fun Health Fairs each spring. As part of the team’s UC CalFresh work, over 2,600 low income school children receive nutrition education and over 10,000 adults learn about nutrition through workshops, newsletters, and social media across Placer and Nevada counties each year. This substantial impact is achieved through the tireless efforts of the team to deliver quality, research-based information in order to promote healthy, active, contributing youth, adults, and families.