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Pictured Left Bottom to Right: Dustin Flavell/Center Superintendent, Abraham Mendoza/Sr. Ag Technician, Chris Feddersen/Business Officer, Jeremy James/Center Director, Sandy Mecham/Admin. Assistant, Martin Beaton/Sr. Superintendent of Agriculture. Pictured Left Standing to Right: Nikolai Schweitzer/Staff Research Associate, Gary Childers/Principal Ag Technician, Mike Williams/Ag Technician, and John Wedgeworth/Farm Maintenance Worker.
Welcome to the home page for the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center (SFREC). Located in Northern California's foothills, 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, it is one of nine agricultural research and extension center in the Golden State administered by the University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources. It provides land, labor, facilities and management for agricultural research and assists in public education in matters relating to agriculture. The Center's vision is to serve as a national and international center for research, extension, and teaching related to the supervision, stewardship, and function of Mediterranean woodland ecosystems, particularly as managed to produce a spectrum of benefits to society.