Located 60 miles northeast of Sacramento in Browns Valley, the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center (SFREC) is one of nine centers under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our Center is designed to provide land and resources for researchers, as well as lead and facilitate extension and education programs within the broader California agricultural and natural resource learning community.
On this site you will find information for researchers interested in initiating projects at the Center. Extension materials are offered relating to rangeland management, beef cattle production, as well as other agriculture resources these working landscapes support.
The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center encourages educators, local producer groups and other organizations interested in agricultural and natural resource issues to contact us if you are interested in working with the University of California to design a custom learning or information exchange program.
What resources can SFREC bring to the community? With a vast and diverse ranch that includes 5,000 acres of dryland and irrigated pasture, oak woodlands and open grasslands, riparian habitat, over a mile of Yuba River frontage, and conference room facilities located on a working cattle ranch, the possibilities are endless!
Sierra Foothill REC
8279 Scott Forbes Road
Browns Valley, CA 95918
Phone: (530) 639-8800
Fax: (530) 639-2419
39° 15' 4.068" N (39.25113 N)
121° 18' 47.274" W (121.313132 W)
Added November 21, 2013
On November 5th SFREC held a day-long forum on two of the most serious rangeland weeds confronting the California rangeland community. Over 110 people from a diverse background, experience and...
Added October 30, 2013
Excitement is rising amongst rangeland weed managers, researchers, and conservationists as the date approaches for a forum on The Ecology and Management of Medusahead and Barb Goatgrass. Next...
Added September 21, 2013
On Tuesday, September 10th, community leaders representing multiple agriculture and conservation groups met at the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center to help structure a forum to be held...
Added September 9, 2013
Just keep swimming… just keep swimming… is the imagined mantra for the anadromous salmonids that are currently making their way up waterways statewide. However, many of...