Mendocino County
University of California
Mendocino County

Our History

Mendocino County has a rich and varied past, and the people here feel a strong connection to their history. For thousands of years Pomo, Yuki and other Native American tribes were nurtured by the natural resources of the forests, mountains, rivers and ocean.

In the 1800s, explorers and settlers began to arrive from Russia, China and Europe. Inland, the valleys hosted the northernmost Mexican ranchos. After the gold rush of 49, many would-be miners also established ranches inland. Today, cowboys celebrate their way of life at California’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in Willits every Fourth of July.

Lumberjacks came from New England and timber drove the County’s economy for many years. The fishing industry grew and still plays a vital part in Mendocino County life.

Italians and Greeks moved north from San Francisco and found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes, fruit and olives. Our County still benefits from their bounty and organic grape growing and winemaking techniques, make Mendocino County America’s Greenest Wine Region TM.

Artifacts of our Native American, timber, fishing, agricultural, and cultural heritages cab be discovered throughout the County, and are preserved in our many museums.
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UCANR Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Livestock, Forestry and Natural Resources CE Positions By July 21, 2014

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources created a call in January of 2014 for new UCCE Advisor and Specialist positions. The goal for filling these positions is to strengthen and rebuild the UC ANR network to meet programmatic gaps...

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Mel George


Below is a repost from UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Science newsletter. Most will recognized the name, Mel George, be it colleague, mentor, innovator or friend. I wanted to share this since so many of you are familiar with our...

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Rancho in Petaluma Recalling Some Beef Products

Red meat inspection

Since many of the California producers in the North Bay use Rancho for cattle harvest this repost of an article by Rita Jane Gabbett from the Meating Place is timely.  "Rancho Feeding Corp., based in Petaluma, Calif., is recalling...

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Cattlemen's Day at the Cow Palace October 19, 2013

The California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) & Merck are sponsoring Cattlemen's Day at the Cow Palace on October 19, 2013. Topics and speakers include: Beef Industry Sustainability - Jude Capper, PhD. Issues with Antibiotic Use in...

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Shasta Livestock Market - Now On Cattle Market Mobile App for IPhone and Android


In an earlier blog post this year I shared information on an app for the IPhone and Android smartphones that provided auction market information on cattle. The app was called Cattle Talk Mobile and at the time there was not any...

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

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Ecological Assessment of Biomass Thinning in Coastal Forests, Now Online!


Mendocino Ag Newsletter 2013


Mendocino County Meat Plant Study

Addendum to August 2013 Feasibility Study for Mendocino County Meat Plant

2014 Master Gardener Class starts Jan 16th, 2014
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Meat Industry Capacity and Feasibility Study of the North Coast Region of California is also available under the Livestock & Natural Resource Management Program page.

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Mendocino County
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890 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4495
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