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Bi-County Farm Advisor


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.


  • Field Crops
    Rice, grains, field corn, soil, agronomy, oilseeds, safflower, sunflower, etc.
    UCCE Field Crops
    UCCE Rice Program
  • Integrated Pest Management
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) develops new pest control techniques that are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable.
    UC Integrated Pest Management
  • Livestock and Range Management
    Providing professional research and advice to support range livestock producers and rangeland managers. Livestock, alfalfa, forage crops and natural resources.
    UCCE Livestock and Range Management
  • Master Gardener
    Trained volunteers provide advice and support for local gardeners.
    UCCE Master Gardener
  • Orchard Crops
    Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum and pomegranate
    UCCE Tree Crops
  • Pomology
    Walnuts, peaches, kiwifruit, apple, pecan, grape, nectarine, pistachio, persimmon, chestnut, cherries, apricots, fuel wood and Master Gardener supervision
    UCCE Tree Crops
  • Youth Development
    4H, FSNEP
    UCCE Youth Development

Office Hours


Contact Information

Whitney Brim-DeForest
142-A Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA  95991
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7515
Fax Number:
(530) 673-5368