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Sutter and Yuba Counties, UC Cooperative Extension Records
UCCE.SUTYUB  
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Description
Records for Butte Cooperative Extension County Office in 101 linear feet of bankers boxes including materials from Farm Advisors: Janine Hasey, Kate Wilkin, Dan Macon,Franz Niderholzer, and Whitney Brim-Deforest. Materials cover various topics including Annual Reports, Pomology, Livestock, Rice, Walnuts, and the 4-H Program.
Background
At the turn of the previous century, growing concern over the quality of life for rural Americans prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to appoint a Commission on Country Life in 1908. One of the direct outcomes of the Commission's recommendations was the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, which established a national extension service to place the knowledge generated at land-grant universities into the hands of farmers and rural citizens. The Agricultural Extension Service formalized and built upon existing efforts of land-grant universities to enhance the knowledge of farmers and apply scientific discoveries for improved agricultural practices. Beginning in 1913, the Agriculture Extension Service, later known as UC Cooperative Extension, placed farm advisors employed by the University of California in every county that formed a Farm Bureau and agreed to sponsor Extension Service work. While arrangements have evolved, advisors continue to work in all California counties today and address problems ranging from soil conditions and land reclamation to irrigation; from livestock breeding to improved varietals; and from mechanization to disease and pest management, to enable farms to increase efficiency and productivity.
Extent
101 Linear Feet
Restrictions
This collection is intended to support teaching, research, and private study. Copyright belongs to the Regents of the University of California. Use of the materials beyond that allowed by fair use or by any Creative Commons licenses assigned requires the written permission of the copyright owner(s). For further information, please contact the University of California, Merced Library at library@ucmerced.edu.
Availability
This collection is currently being processed. Once processing is complete, the collection will be open for research and selected material will be digitized and made available online. The collection is located at the University of California, Merced Library. For help locating material and making a research request please contact library@ucmerced.edu.