University of California Cooperative Extension Marin


Our mission is to sustain Marin’s vital agriculture, environment, and communities. We do this by providing University of California research-based information in agriculture, natural resource management, healthy living, and youth development. University of California Cooperative Extension programs operate through a unique partnership of Marin County Government, the University of California, the Federal Government, and private funds. Networked with the expertise of UC campuses, our educational programs use practically-applied research to solve community problems. We consult with individuals and organizations, publish newsletters, produce information for mass media, and conduct seminars and workshops.

Service Strategy

Through combined UC, Marin, and grant support we provide the following service areas:
  • Sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Integrated landscape management
  • Water quality and watershed management
  • Youth development
The program teams for each of these service areas contribute to the overarching department strategy to:
  • Provide research-based information, education and training to Marin communities.

Specific Programs