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Sea Grant College Program
Small Farm Center
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)

Sea Grant College Program
The National Sea Grant came into existence in October 1966. As part of Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society," the program was designed to balance utilization and preservation of the ocean's resources. At first, the Sea Grant in California had no real home base-it supported a smattering of research projects throughout the University of California.

The director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, William A. Nierenberg, championed the cause to collect state resources for the Sea Grant program. In October, 1973, largely due to Nierenberg's efforts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated the University of California an official Sea Grant "College Program." The Sea Grant College's success can be partially attributed to old Scripps heroes John Isaacs and Fried Spiess, who oversaw the program. source

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Small Farm Center
The Small Farm Center was formed in 1979 by an act of the California Legislature to enhance the sustainability of small- and medium-scale farmers through research and extension education. It is a statewide program associated with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR).

The Small Farm Program seeks to reach farmers not covered by traditional extension programs. These farmers operate small, family-owned or managed farms and often have limited resources. They represent a panoply of cultures and types of farming, and are spread throughout California. source

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Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)
The National Sea Grant came into existence in October 1966. As part of Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society," the program was designed to balance utilization and preservation of the ocean's resources. At first, the Sea Grant in California had no real home base-it supported a smattering of research projects throughout the University of California.

The director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, William A. Nierenberg, championed the cause to collect state resources for the Sea Grant program. In October, 1973, largely due to Nierenberg's efforts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated the University of California an official Sea Grant "College Program." The Sea Grant College's success can be partially attributed to old Scripps heroes John Isaacs and Fried Spiess, who oversaw the program. source

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