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CES 2: Master Gardener Coordinator – Holtville, CA Job ID 27028

County Location: Imperial County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: November 15, 2021
Closing Date: January 31, 2022

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The Community Education Specialist 2 will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of education to community members through a combination of direct education and volunteer management. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements. The Community Education Specialist 2 helps to coordinate and monitor fiscal oversight and compliance of statewide program units (MG), ensures compliance with statewide program policies and procedures, and effectively resolves conflicts and complaints.

Incumbent will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align special education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.

This position's primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating an education program to improve the environment of the school and community.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities of the position, the affirmative action goals established by the Division.

The University of California issues policies essential for the safety and well-being of the community, including requirements for employees to be appropriately vaccinated for COVID-19, or to have an approved exception/exemption on file. New employees will be asked to provide validation of full compliance of UC vaccination policies.  

To apply, go to:


If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:


32nd Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop

32nd Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop

University of California Cooperative Extension - Imperial County held its 32nd “Fall Desert Crops Workshop” at Farm Credit West in Imperial on December 9th.  The workshop was run as a hybrid event with in-person and virtual speakers and attendees. At this event, 15 speakers from UC Riverside, UCCE Imperial and Riverside Counties, University of Arizona, Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner Office, and water industry and private sectors came together to bring innovative ideas and solutions; and disseminate the outcomes of their recent studies and experiences in the desert region. The event was co-organized by UCCE Imperial County advisors; Oli Bachie, Ali Montazar, and Apurba Barman. We thank all presenters, growers, industries, and other participants for making this event successful.


32nd FDCW - #1

 Margo Sanchez, Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner Office, delivers a talk on The Imperial County Agricultural Benefit Program.


32nd FDCW - #2

Ali Montazar, UCCE Imperial Irrigation and Water Management Advisor, delivers a talk on research advances in adopting drip irrigation for spinach production.


32nd FDCW - #3

Amir Haghverdi, Assistant CE Professor of Irrigation and Water Management at UC Riverside, delivers a talk on advancing precision agriculture in California's desert environment (this talk was presented online).


32nd FDCW - #4

Alex Putman, Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Assistant Plant Pathologist at UC Riverside, delivers an update on lettuce Fusarium wilt in California.


32nd FDCW - #5

Apurba Barman, UCCE Imperial IPM Advisor, delivers an update on low desert pest management program update.


32nd FDCW - #6

Antoon Ploeg, Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist at UC Riverside, delivers a talk on low desert crop nematodes (carrots and other crops) and management approaches.


32nd FDCW - #7

Michael Rethwisch, UCCE Riverside Crop Production and Entomology Advisor, delivers a talk on 2021 alfalfa weevil insecticide efficacy comparisons.


32nd FDCW - #8

Marco Pena, Area weed management agent Arizona Cooperative Extension, delivers a talk on Weed seedling identification and management in the desert (this talk was presented online).


32nd FDCW - #9

Oli Bachie, UCCE Imperial Agronomy Advisor and County Director, delivers a talk on What have we learned from impacts of the pandemic on low desert farming.



2021 Field and Vegetable Crops Guidelines

2021 Guidelines Announcement

UC nutrition education programs pivot to meet California’s needs during pandemic

Excellent Article highlighting Imperial County CalFresh program:







CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial County

Enjoy the following:







4 Tips To Stay Healthy with CalFresh Healthy Living - UCCE Imperial County

Check out our latest youtube video!!!





Due to the concern from COVID-19, we are restricting all visitors from access to buildings/sites effective March 17th until further notice. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience but your health and safety and that of our employees is paramount.


Should you need assistance from our office, please call (442) 265-7700.   You can also contact the County Director, Oli Bachie, at obachie@ucanr.edu





Kids R Us Preschool

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






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/


Citrus and Pistachio






Event Name Date
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