Solano County

County looks at changes to UC Extension program

By April 09, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County is looking at a new organizational model for University of California Cooperative Extension, which provides programs that range from 4-H to Master Gardener.

The University of California wants to move from a county-by-county approach to a regional approach. A proposal would create a multiple-county partnership involving Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties.

Solano County supervisors will consider the proposal when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in its chamber at the county Government Center, 675 Texas St.

The new model will allow the University of California Cooperative Extension to expand services in the three counties, a county report said. An orchard systems adviser and small farms adviser are to be added this year. Expansion within two to three years could bring nutrition education, small farm and viticulture programs to the county, it said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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