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Greetings from Imperial County!



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.





Welcome To our new 4-H Program Representative

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UCCE-Imperial County Welcomes New 4-H Representative.



The University of California Cooperative Extension has hired a new 4-H Program Representative to oversee the 4-H Youth Development Program for Imperial County.

Anita Martinez started her role on Jan 2, 2020. Her responsibilities will include oversight, compliance, marketing and growth of the current program. She will also focus on major outreach to underserved populations in Imperial County and on working with the business community for partnership opportunities.

Anita is a life-long Imperial Valley Resident with roots in Heber, where she attended grade school before graduating from Southwest High School in El Centro. Anita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. She has served in various roles, such as Marketing Supervisor for a casino, Marketing Director for an agriculture company and off-road race team, and Marketing Director for two major credit unions.

Before taking on this role, she was employed as the Chief Executive Officer at the Holtville Chamber of Commerce, where she successfully redesigned and organized the 2018 and 2019 Carrot Festival.

As a former 4-H member, she remained a strong advocate of the 4-H Program and was a project volunteer until she decided to start a new club in her home town of Heber, CA. Dogwood 4-H Club, named after the road that links most major Imperial Valley Cities, was proudly founded in 2013 with only 12 members. Since then, it has grown to just over 18 families, serving as many as 34 members.   

As the new 4-H Representative, Anita is excited to share her knowledge and help expand the program to new families and members who can enjoy the benefits of the program. She is looking forward to helping leaders expand on youth/adult partnerships and opportunities and to attract new adult leadership to the program. 

Anita can be reached at (442) 265-7711.




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






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