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We are you Local Problem Solving Center!

The University of California Cooperative Extension in Plumas and Sierra Counties is part of a statewide system that makes University of California research-based information available to local agencies, industries and the general public.  Backed by resources at the nine University California campuses, our educational programs use practical information to address community challenges focused on sustaining agricultural vitality, enhancing natural resources, youth and leadership development along with helping communities shape sound public policy.

Located at the Fairgrounds in Quincy the University of California Cooperative Extension programs operate through a unique partnership of Plumas and Sierra County Governments, the University of California, the Federal Government via the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private funds.  We assist individuals and organizations, conduct field research, publish newsletters, produce information for mass media and conduct a wide array of seminars, workshops and events.  Volunteers assist with the 4-H  Youth Development Program as well as providing resources for local research efforts.

Across California, the University of California’s 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our county-based staff is part of the community – we live and work in the areas we serve.

More than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home and youth advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to problems across California.

As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.

As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland.

As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.

And thousands of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.

We work in full partnership with federal, state, county and private resources.

We are stewards, problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators and educators.

We are UC Cooperative Extension.



Accommodations for Disabled

Cooperative Extension (Plumas-Sierra Counties) provides reasonable accommodations for all disabled individuals to participate in our workshops/programs. If you require accommodations, please call (530)283-6270 at least 2 weeks in advance. Hearing impaired persons may also use the 711 Relay System to make a request.

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.  Inquiries regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Director, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1111 Franklin, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200 (510) 987-0096.

The 711 Relay System allows people with hearing and speech impairments to place & receive calls with the help of keyboards and third party relay operators.

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Plumas Sierra

208 Fairgrounds Rd.
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-6270
Fax: (530) 283-6088