Greetings from Imperial County!
Jennifer Garcia Celebrates 25 Years with the County of Imperial
UCCE-Imperial County employee Jennifer Garcia is recognized by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors for her 25 years of service to the County. Jennifer began her career with the County as an extra help employee in the auditor’s office when she was just 17. Two years later, she was hired as a full-time account clerk in the auditor’s office where she remained until April of 1999 when she transferred to UCCE-Imperial County as an office assistant III. She has worked here ever since. In 2006, she was promoted to her current position as an office technician.
All of us at UCCE-Imperial County congratulate Jennifer on this milestone anniversary.
New Community Education Specialist II
UC CalFresh Imperial County welcomes Paul Tabarez, new Community Education Specialist II!
Growing up in El Centro, California, Paul has lived in Imperial County his whole life. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child services from the University of Phoenix.
Paul spent two years working at the Imperial Valley Food Bank where he was a Community Outreach Specialist and a Health Educator. He is excited to continue working with the youth to promote health and create sustainable change within his community.
When asked what motivates him, Paul states, “I live in a county with some of the highest rates of child food insecurity, obesity and diabetes. I have seen how it has affected my community first hand. So I am very passionate about investing my time and work in the community I love.”
Paul enjoys sports, lifting weights, reading and spending time with his family. We are very excited to have Paul join us here at UCCE-Imperial County. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Khaled M. Bali presented with plaque
Supervisor Raymond Castillo presents County Director Dr. Khaled M. Bali with a plaque of appreciation for his 24 years of service to Imperial County. Bali, an Irrigation & Water Management advisor, leaves Imperial County to take a similar position at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Parlier, CA. Agronomy advisor Dr. Oli Bachie has been named interim County Director until a permanent replacement for Bali can be found.
Former Imperial County director, Dr. Khaled Bali presents office Supervisor Trish Burich-McNeece and office technician Andrea Estrada with the University of California's Agricultural & Natural Resources On-the-Spot Award. These awards are given to employees who go above and beyond their responsibilities in their assigned positions.
Area Low Desert Weed Science Advisor
Attached is a notice for Low Desert Weed Science Advisor
This position is headquartered in Holtville, CA but serves both Imperial County and Riverside County.
All qualifications can be found on the notice and related links.
Desert Research and Education Center
Watch this short but very informative video about DREC.
CHECK OUT OUR "LINKS" PAGE!!!!! WE HAVE ADDED A LOT.
Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
The latest research-based advice on weathering a drought is now available free online. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is working to help farmers cope with the unwelcome outcome of historically low rainfall the last three years. UC scientists, with support from the California Department of Water Resources, have recorded video presentations on high-priority drought webpages.
Each presentation is about one half hour in length and are available at the link below:
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is knows about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
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Current Newspaper Articles
Imperial Valley onion farmers report improved crop - Credit given to the California Farm Bureau Federation
Vegetable Crops Planting & Harvesting Calendar
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2013 VEGETABLE CROP & FIELD CROP GUIDELINES
are still available for purchase. Cost is $25.00 and includes a hard copy, a USB or CD, and shipping (if applicable). Stop by today to get your copy!
UC Food Blog
Mark your calendar for World Food Day events
Posted 8/15/2016 - The day for collectively taking action against global hunger is still two months away. But September and October are already shaping up as “world food months,” with a number of events connecting Californians to their food systems and the...
Summer farm fun
Posted 8/1/2016 - This time of year, most farmers don't get much sleep. Tomatoes, pears and peaches often ripen in the Sacramento Valley faster than the harvest crews can pick them, even working 12-hour days. But this is also the season that some farmers are happy to show...
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