Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Virtual Farm Smart

CLICK HERE to subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated on our 2020-2021 E-Learning programs and virtual field trips.

Thanks to the continued support from our community, we are offering our virtual programs free of charge.

Thank you to:

Imperial Irrigation District

Farm Credit West

Imperial County Farm Bureau

Keithly-Williams Seeds

Golden Valley Seed

Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Assoc.

Imperial Valley Water

for your continued support and donations that make our programs possible.


Description of farm smart programs
2020 has presented many opportunities to reimagine and improve ourselves, our communities, and how we deliver our programs.  We aim to connect Imperial Valley youth to agriculture and natural resources and provide educators with lessons and activities that they can incorporate into their curriculum that helps students explore where our food comes from. 

Click on the programs below for more information:

CA Ag in the Classroom Grants

Virtual Farm Field Trips (Grade K-6) LIVE Every Friday at 9:30 AM

AG Career Explorer (Grade 7-12) LIVE Every Thursday at 12:45 PM

Virtual Read with a Farmer (3rd grade): LIVE and Pre-recorded readings on October 19, 20, 21 and 24 

Lessons and Activities

Gardening Webinar Series hosted by UCCE Imperial

Garden Kits (K-6 and Community distribution)












Webmaster Email: