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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.  

Family Fun Health Fairs

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Students and their families at Cirby and Kaseberg Elementary Schools in Placer County had an opportunity to learn, play, move and eat together at the UC CalFresh Family Fun Health Fairs. Attendees participated in the Nutrition Olympics, featuring 20 “events” including Zumba, a smoothie bike and melon weight lifting. The fairs also featured partner organizations who facilitated activities and/or provided valuable resources for the families.

"Excellent event. Families loved it and it was so positive and organized." – Marc Welty, Principal at Kaseberg Elementary

The Family Fun Health Fairs were a wonderful opportunity for family members to directly participate in their child’s nutrition education while having fun together. The events were a successful collaboration between UC CalFresh and the many people who impact a child’s eating behaviors, including family members, food service staff, school staff and teachers and local community partners.  

New Advisor in Nevada County

Kate Wilkin
Welcome Kate Wilkin, Forestry, Fire and Natural Resources Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties. She moved here in the fall of 2017 from Berkeley, CA where she was a postdoctoral researcher focused on wildfire emissions and fire-forest-water relations. Kate has a PhD focused on the efficacy of fuel hazard reduction treatments in Northern California shrublands. She believes that now more than ever we need collaborative and creative solutions, and she looks forward to being part of the solution as a Forestry and Fire Advisor. 

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