Yuma is known as the Winter Salad Bowl of the nation, producing over 90% of the winter leafy greens and vegetables consumed in the United States. Between the months of November and March, Yuma is the epicenter of US production of salad greens. Yuma is also the largest producer of crops in the State of Arizona.
Located near the junction of California, Arizona, and Mexico, Yuma is a natural transportation hub with over 50 million consumers within a one day truck haul via Interstate 8 or US 95 both of which run directly through Yuma County.
US Department of Agriculture | www.nass.usda.gov
University of Arizona | cals.arizona.edu/uayuma
The University of Arizona offers a variety of agriculture based degrees and programs.
- The Yuma Academic Programs coordinates a Bachelors of Science Degree in
Agricultural Systems Management available only in Yuma. The University of
Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona Western College work together
to meet the agricultural industry needs of Yuma and the surrounding
international agricultural area.
- Cooperative Extension provides information and programs for agricultural
producers and researchers, the 4-H educational programs through clubs and in
schools, Urban Horticulture including Extension Master Gardener certification,
and programs that promote healthy life styles for adults and youth.
- The Yuma Agricultural Center provides research and outreach programs in crop
physiology, food safety, water quality, water and nutrient management, and
biology and control of insects, diseases, and weeds.