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3rd Annual REC Community Education Specialist workshop held at Desert REC

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Community Education Specialist (CES) from across the state of California came together on January 24-25, 2018 at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville, CA. There are 9 Research and Extension Centers (REC) throughout the state, all...

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:27 AM

FARM SMART heads to Visalia for 2017 CA Ag in the Classroom Conference

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Resources and Lesson Plans and Farm Tours…OH MY! FARM SMART had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 California Ag in the Classroom conference in Visalia, CA in July.  This was a wonderful opportunity for FARM SMART to share...

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM

40 hours, 500 miles and 4 students: Summer Interns 2017!

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UCDREC/FARM SMART collaborated with the United States Department of Agriculture - USDA to host the 2017 USDA Food and AgScience Summer Program. Out of 22 applications, 4 high school students were selected to participate in the 40-hour program. This was...

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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  • Author: Jairo Diaz

Using Engineered Biocarbon to Improve Soil Health and Water Usage in Ag Arid Regions

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University of California, Riverside researchers are testing soil amendments (biochar) to improve soil health and crop water usage in arid and hot ecosystems. This study will determine if various formulations of biocarbon can improve the agricultural...

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Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:07 AM
  • Author: Jairo Diaz
  • Contact: milt.mcgiffen@ucr.edu

Campers Engage in 5-Day Youth Led Sustainability Program

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          Imperial Valley youth aged 9-12 assembled at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center once again for the third annual Sustainable You! camp. Sustainable You! is a youth-led education enrichment...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:09 PM

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