Research and Extension Center System
University of California
Research and Extension Center System


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.

REC System Strategic Plan


  • Farm Smart offers AgVenture Field Days to local FFA students

    Added September 21, 2018
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    Nearly 125 local high school FFA students from Calexico, Imperial, Southwest, Holtville and Brawley high schools visited Farm Smart, located at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC DREC), in September for the first...

  • Join Us For A Fun-Filled Day at South Coast REC

    Added September 18, 2018
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    Join Us at the 10th Annual Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo Activities for the Whole Family!   Explore the sustainable gardening practices at work in the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Demonstration Landscapes -...

  • Growing the Learners and Leaders of Tomorrow

    Added September 18, 2018
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    The 2018-2019 4-H year has officially begun! Orange County 4-H provides local youth with informal educational opportunities in the context of positive youth development, with the goal of growing the learners and leaders of tomorrow. What does 4-H do?...

  • Farm Smart meets with Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict

    Added September 13, 2018
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    Farm Smart staff and the UCANR Director, Jairo Diaz, sat down with long-term partners from the Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict (IID), Mike Pacheco and Tina Shields. This partnership has been fundamental to increase agriculture, STEM, and environmental...

  • Woodlake High School Ag Academy Does Ag Research at Lindcove

    Added September 4, 2018
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    On Friday, August 31st the Woodlake High School 9th grade Agriculture Academy students, led by teacher Don Thornburg, had the opportunity to visit the UC Lindcove Research Center.  This visit was the kick off to their 9th grade Project Based...

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