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Intern Student at Desert REC

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Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field.   Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom — participating in internships can provide a wealth...

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM

Farm to Preschool Festival

Calexico FFA volunteers help participants pick vegetables in the U Pick garden

With over 700 participants, 100 volunteers, and 19 organizations involved, the Farm-to-Preschool Festival was a huge...

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Farm Smart offers AgVenture Field Days to local FFA students

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Nearly 125 local high school FFA students from Calexico, Imperial, Southwest, Holtville and Brawley high schools visited Farm Smart, located at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC DREC), in September for the first...

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Farm Smart meets with Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict

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Farm Smart staff and the UCANR Director, Jairo Diaz, sat down with long-term partners from the Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict (IID), Mike Pacheco and Tina Shields. This partnership has been fundamental to increase agriculture, STEM, and environmental...

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: 2018 CA AG in the Classroom Conference Scholarship

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE  for the 2018 California  AG in the Classroom Conference September 28-29  Palm Springs, CA Have you been interested in finding new and exciting ways to bring food, fiber, flowers, and fuel into your learning...

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 12:52 PM

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