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FARM SMART

  • Owner
    University of Californina Desert Research & Extension Center
  • Address
    1004 E. Holton Road
  • Address2
    N / A
  • City
    Holtville
  • County
    Imperial
  • Zip
    92243
  • email
    surie@ucanr.edu or sacollins@ucanr.edu
  • Phone
    760-356-3067
  • Directions

    From I-8:  Merge onto CA-111N/US Hwy 111 via exit 118B toward Brawley.
    Turn right onto E. Evan Hewes Hwy/County Hwy-S80.  Turn Left onto Meloland Road. take the 1st right onto E. Holton Road. 1004 E. Holton Road is on the left.

  • Hours
    Mon-Fri 8AM-3PM Seasonal Oct-May School /Community/Public Programs
  • Primary Ag Business
    • grain or field crops
    • vegetable
    • berries
    • melon production
    • Other (please explain below)
  • Primary Ag Business--Other

    Desert Agirculutre Research

  • Farm or ranch acreage
    255
  • Activities

    FARM SMART  is an  agricultural and natural resources  outreach program  featuring the unique aspects of Imperial Valley agriculture. The program includes a classroom presentation, research field tour, produce harvesting.

  • Products

    Adults: "Top 10 Crops of Imperial Valley"
    School Programs:  Alfalfa: Ice Cream in the Making  -- Fall Festival -- Vege-Ventures -- Insects!  All programs include haywagon research farm tour and  produce harvesting.

  • Events

    Oct-May: Children/School Programs
    Jan-Feb: Adult Programs

  • Accommodations
    N / A
  • Direct Agricultural Sales
    • farm stand
    • fresh produce
    • meals
    • U-pick
  • Educational Experience
    • agricultural technical tours
    • classes or workshops
    • farm tours
    • historical exhibits
    • lecture/presentation
    • participatory experience
    • school or youth tours
  • Entertainment
    • corn or other maze
    • games
    • races and contests
    • hay rides
    • picnic or play area
    • special events
  • Outdoor Recreation
    • bird watching
  • Miscellaneous
    N / A