- Author: Elizabeth Fichtner
- Editor: Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
UCCE Tulare County and UC Riverside hosted local high school students from the Visalia Technical Early College (VTEC) High School for a career development program at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC). Beth Grafton-Cardwell (Director) described LREC and its research programs. Sara Scott (UC Riverside Staff Research Associate) and Therese Kapaun (LREC Staff Research Associate) described their backgrounds and paths to becoming SRAs at Lindcove REC. Josh Reger, Lab Assistant, recently returned from Peace Core service in the Gambia, provided a photographic exposé on his experiences abroad. UCCE Farm Advisors, Greg Doughan (citrus), Allison Ferry-Abee (viticulture), and Elizabeth Fichtner (nuts, prunes, olives) each explained the life experiences and academic backgrounds that contributed to their current research and extension responsibilities. Bob Hamlin, UCCE Tulare County Office Manager, liaised with the Visalia Unified School District to facilitate the outreach activity.