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Greetings from Imperial County!


Congratulations and Best Wishes to Kristian Salgado on her wedding this weekend.  We all wish you years of happiness.  


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Welcome to Rigoberto (Rigo) Ponce



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UCCE- Imperial County is excited to welcome Rigoberto Ponce to the team! Rigo is from Holtville, CA (The Carrot Capital of the World) and earned a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University. His background in youth outreach and community service derives from years of experience working in the field of education.    

As an Outreach Specialist for the Imperial Valley College Educational Talent Search Program, Rigo worked with participating high school students in grades 9th through 12th providing them academic guidance, career exploration services, and facilitating the access to resources that led towards postsecondary education. His personal experience as a first-generation college graduate, has been a motivating factor for him to continue empowering students and others to strive for success.

Rigo also worked as a tutor for Holtville Unified School District’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) program. In addition to providing academic tutoring, he facilitated extracurricular activities relating to STEM and sports for participating elementary and junior high students.

His commitment to serving the youth has extended outside his profession having volunteered to coach soccer and little league baseball within his community. Rigo is excited to utilize his new position to continue serving his community by delivering nutrition education and providing the resources necessary to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

When not at work, Rigo enjoys watching sports, playing soccer, and spending quality time with the family. Rigoberto can be reached at ucponce@ucanr.edu.

Kids R Us Preschool

Great video in Spanish.  Wonderful job that CalFresh is doing in our preschools.






UC Walks 2019

The County Director, Advisors, Community Education Specialists and County Employees took part in the 2019 UC Walks.  This is a UC system-wide wellness event, which promotes wellness and an active lifestyle.  The participants collectively walked a total of 480 minutes.  Congratulations to all who participated.

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Desert Research and Education Center


Watch this short but very informative video about DREC.


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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:


Click here to visit the Online Seminar Series

Drought Information

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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Event Name Date
30th Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop 12/12/2019
Vegetable Crops Planting & Harvesting Calendar
UC Food Blog

Contact Information

Imperial County
UC Cooperative Extension
1050 East Holton Road
Holtville, CA 92250-9615

Phone: 1-442-265-7700
Fax: 1-442-265-7723

Dr Oli G. Bachie