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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.  

What's in Season?

UCCE Placer/Nevada has a variety of resources to help you enjoy the fall season.

From the web:

Stop by the office to pick up:

  • Free Recipe cards for local grown fruits and vegetables
    The California Persimmon 2
  • The California Persimmon cookbook $4.00
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning $10.00
  • The Grassfed Gourmet cookbook $16.00

Persimmons are in the markets from late September through December. They are usually picked when mature and allowed to ripen, although will continue to ripen after they are picked from the tree.

The California Persimmon cookbook is available for purchase through the UCCE Placer/Nevada Office. It contains information on storing persimmons and a wealth of recipes. The books can be purchased at our office with cash or check.


The New Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor

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Dan Macon is the new UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Placer, Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter Counties as of July 1, 2017. He recently received his Master’s Degree in Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from UC Davis. He currently works as an Assistant Specialist in Rangeland Science and Management in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. Dan Macon has lived in Placer County for over 20 years. He has a diverse background of experience. These include: Assistant Vice-President of the California Cattlemen’s Association, Executive Director of the California Rangeland Trust, Executive Director of the Nevada County Land Trust, and Herdsman for the Sierra Research and Extension Center. Dan is currently the Vice-President of the California Woolgrower’s Association and serves on the Placer County Agricultural Commission. He has previously worked as a Community Education Specialist with UCCE Placer/Nevada Counties on a Specialty Crops and Risk Management Grant. He developed the UCCE Shepherding Series for beginning and experienced sheep farmers in 2012 that is still in existence today. He has assisted and taught at both the California Grazing and Multi-species Academy. Dan has had a commercial sheep operation since 2005. He is very familiar with issues faced by farmers and ranchers in the foothills.  He will maintain the services provided by UCCE including: hands-on workshops, newsletter, and applied research. 

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