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The REC system is a strong, vibrant organization of research and education academics supported by extraordinary research management capacity to conduct agriculture, natural resource and human resource programs that
enable the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens and thriving communities.

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  • Backyard Vegetable Garden

    Added March 30, 2020
    Backyard Veg Garden

    Having a small garden in our backyard can be fun, rewarding, and healthy. Not only does it help us consume more fruits and vegetables, it gets us more active and involved in the backyard while allowing the backyard to flourish with produce we grew...

  • UC IPM Online Courses for Continuing Education

    Added March 26, 2020
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    Online training courses and webinars available from UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program   This spring if you are looking for options to obtain your continuing education units (CEUs) and...

  • Gardening Fun for Kids

    Added March 24, 2020
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    Looking for some fun indoor or outdoor gardening crafts for the kids? I just received these great suggestions from Gardener's Supply Company.  Most of the supplies needed you will be able to find around the house or can be easily modified, and even...

  • DREC/Farm Smart remain OPEN as resource for community

    Added March 19, 2020

    For most of us, our work, social, and academic lives look much different this month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Desert Research and Extension Center – DREC is committed to continuing to work and available to assist our partners...

  • USDA Intern, Marian Gonzalez, reflects on Agricultural Outlook Forum Future Leaders in Agriculture Program

    Added March 12, 2020
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    On Monday, February 17th, I flew from the San Diego airport to Washington D.C. to attend a rare opportunity. I was one of 20 undergraduate students selected to attend the 96th Annual USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum Future Leaders in Agriculture...

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