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Virtual Farm Field Trips
This Fall, Farm Smart will be hosting weekly virtual field trips around Imperial County. Once you are registered, you can share your personal zoom link with your students. Simply right-click on the “click here to join” to copy the link.

November 6: California Grown at the Grocery Store: What is CA Grown? How do you find California Grown fruits and vegetables at the grocery store? Follow Cher Watte Angulo, chair of CA Grown, through a local grocery store as we explore how to find California Grown produce in the grocery store and why it is important to buy California grown produce.

November 13: Casa Grande Cotton Tour with Nancy Caywood: Today we travel to Casa Grande, AZ to learn about cotton with Nancy Caywood, the creator of the Farm Smart program, as we tour her family farm (Caywood Farms).

November 20:In the Field with Jack Vessey: Today we are in the field with Jack Vessey, who oversees Vessey & Company. Vessey and Company, Inc. is a 4th generation produce grower and shipper, located in the Imperial Valley. This family farm grows fruits, vegetables, hay, and grain on more than 10,000 acres. Over 40 different types of fruits and vegetables are grown conventionally and organically.

December 4: Oasis Farms with Scott Howington: Learn about organic farming in Imperial County with a local grower, Scott Howington.

December 11: Kent SeaTech Tour: Learn about aquaculture with Eli Amparano, Kent SeaTech Aquaculture Biologist, as we tour California's largest fish farm located in Mecca, CA.

December 18: Imperial California Olive Mill: Today we're visiting a local olive mill to learn how olives become olive oil. Imperial California Olive Mill is a locally owned and multi-generational family-operated farm and mill in the Imperial Valley. From their olive groves to a State-of-the-art Mill, Imperial California Olive Mill produces and bottles California Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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Stacey Amparano
Farm Smart Program Manager @University of California Desert Research and Extension Center
Stephanie Collins
Farm Smart Educator @University of California Desert Research and Extension Center