The Bi County Farm Advisors office operates under a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with
the University of California to provide services to the counties of Sutter and Yuba. This
arrangement assures programs are focused on local issues and at the same time leverages
the resources of the University of California, and through UC, the USDA.
Under terms of the JPA with UC, the Counties provide clerical support, office space,
office supplies, automobile or travel expenses, and capital outlay for office, field, and
laboratory equipment and other fixed assets. All other expenses, including salaries of the
Advisors, are borne by the University, including contributions by the USDA. Sutter County is
the lead agency for administration of the county budget. Our two full-time clerical staff
are Sutter County employees, and the office vehicles are also maintained by Sutter County.
Sutter bills Yuba at least quarterly for costs. Apportionment of costs, by informal
agreement, is 63% paid by Sutter and 37% by Yuba.
Rice, grains, field corn, soil, agronomy, oilseeds, safflower, sunflower, etc.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) develops new pest control
techniques that are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable.
Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers
and rangeland managers. Livestock, alfalfa, forage crops and natural resources.
Trained volunteers provide advice and support for local gardeners.
Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum and pomegranate
Walnuts, peaches, kiwifruit, apple, pecan, grape, nectarine, pistachio, persimmon, chestnut,
cherries, apricots, fuel wood and Master Gardener supervision
142-A Garden Highway