Budget increase ‘transformational’ for UC ANR

The state’s increased investment in UC ANR will allow hiring of more county-based cooperative extension personnel. COURTESY PHOTO UC ANR

SACRAMENTO — The state budget signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday night includes a historic increase for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The state restored UC ANR’s budget to pre-COVID levels of FY 2019-20 and provided a 5 percent increase plus an additional $32 million in ongoing funding, bringing total state support to $107.9 million for the division, which contains the county-based UC Cooperative Extension, Integrated Pest Management and 4-H Youth Development programs.

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