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Local High School Students Visit FARM SMART

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Holtville, CA – Nearly 250 local high school students from Calexico, Imperial, Southwest, Holtville and Central Union high schools visited UC FARM SMART the first week of November over five separate days.  The program was a collaboration...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 1:43 PM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: FSA (1), research (1), USDA (1)

UC FARM SMART visits Julian for Food Day Event

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Julian, CA - UC FARM SMART staff visited Julian Elementary School recently for the school's celebration of Food Day.  FARM SMART staff joined other presenters in highlighting foods from all over the world.  FARM SMART demonstrated the many uses...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM
  • Author: Sam Urie

FARM SMART hosts FFA event

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Sep. 19 - FARM SMART hosted 125 beginning agriculture science and FFA students from all over the Imperial Valley as part of the Imperial Section FFA Greehand Conference, designed to foster an interest in agriculture, science, and leadership....

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Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: agriculture (3), education (2), FARM SMART (4), FFA (1)

Part 2: Sustainability Camp Planning

Future camp counselors learn about the importance of water.

4-H members, FARM SMART and DREC staff, and CalFresh staff met again today to further discuss next summer's "Sustainable You!" camp to be held at DREC.  4-H members elected officers to take on responsibilities of the camp and further their...

Future camp counselors learn about the importance of water.
Future camp counselors learn about the importance of water.

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2:18 PM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: 4H (2), DREC (4), FARM SMART (4), sustainability (2)

Bring the Outside In

The kids are out of school, and most likely the summer heat has not zapped the energy and excitement that is naturally present in the summer.  It might persuade them not to go outside much though.  This means that parents may have no choice but...

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Collins

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