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U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas visits the UC Desert Research and Extension Center

U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas (D-El Centro) visited the UC Desert Research and Extension Center last Friday to see the agricultural research underway, reported the Desert Review.

Vargas represents the 51st District, which includes portions of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and the entire U.S.-Mexico border in California. Desert REC director Sam Wang hosted the tour. He said the congressman posed for pictures with UC staff and academics, asked a number of questions and was very friendly.

ANR Vice President Barbara Allen-Diaz visited the congressman in his Capital Hill office in February and invited him to the research and extension in his district. The facility was established in 1911, making it the oldest ANR research center.

 

Left to right, Imperial UCCE director Khaled Bali, REC associate director Lisa Fisher, Congressman Juan Vargas, outreach coordinator Nancy Caywood, agronomy UCCE advisor Oli Bachi, DREC director Sam Wang and Vargas' field representative Rene Felix, .
Left to right, Imperial UCCE director Khaled Bali, REC associate director Lisa Fisher, Congressman Juan Vargas, outreach coordinator Nancy Caywood, agronomy UCCE advisor Oli Bachi, DREC director Sam Wang and Vargas' field representative Rene Felix, .

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

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