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Cooperative Extension Firsts in Modoc County
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


April 7, 2022


Additional material from the Modoc County, UC Cooperative Extension Records, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Archive at UC Merced, have been digitized and made available on Calisphere. Found in the collection are copies of Modoc County Ranch Roundup, a newsletter dedicated to Cooperative Extension activities in the region.

From the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension Collection: The 1988 Beef Checkoff
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


March 2, 2022


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team digitized and placed online over one hundred items from the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension collection including materials related to the 1988 Beef Checkoff referendum.

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From the Archives: 4-H Youth Development
Author: Emily Lin


February 28, 2022


As farm advisors fanned out across California in the 1910s and 1920s and developed programs of work with local farm bureaus, one of their key endeavors was enrolling boys and girls in local agricultural clubs. Early agricultural clubs, including calf, pig, poultry, vegetable growing, and home economics clubs, were formed to provide youth with hands-on learning experiences and demonstrate better agricultural and home practices. Merced County agent J.F. Grass attested in his 1920 report that these clubs successfully “aroused the interest of parents” and “stimulated farm bureau work in those communities.” Competitions were established to increase attention to purebred stock, better feed, and other farm improvement objectives.

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Processing of Modoc County’s UC Cooperative Extension archival collection underway
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


January 12, 2022


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team is processing archival documents from the Modoc County, UC Cooperative Extension collection. Materials reflect the prominent livestock management operations in California's most northeastern county, as well as watershed restoration projects and the various activities performed by farm advisors and topic specialists.

Over 1,000 photographs from San Joaquin County, UC Cooperative Extension digitized at UC Merced Library
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


December 8, 2021


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team has made great progress in recent months to digitize and make accessible the UC Cooperative Extension Archive. Working in collaboration with the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, we digitized 1,051 photographs as part of the University of California Agricultural Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County, Collection.

History of UC Cooperative Extension in Modoc County now online
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


October 14, 2021


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team published online historic records from the UC Cooperative Extension office in Modoc County.

Radio Spots by UCANR Broadcast Services added to UC Cooperative Extension Archive
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


September 13, 2021


The library has made 154 audio clips accessible for listening through Calisphere from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) Archive.

Historic records of UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


July 14, 2021


This past month, the UC Merced Library made 2,898 digitized items from the UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County archive available online.

UC Merced Library and Merced County 4-H Wrap-up Inaugural StoryMapping Project
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


June 23, 2021


In May, UC Merced Library and Merced County 4-H concluded an inaugural StoryMapping Project for students in grades 9-12. Designed to encourage participants to discover the value of historical archives, the project introduced young people to UC Merced’s University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) archives.

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CARA highlights agricultural history from across California
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


May 26, 2021


Our digitized UC Cooperative Extension archival collections continue to grow and are accessible through our online repository, Calisphere. Recently, 500 images were added to the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, UC Cooperative Extension Records.

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