The UC Vegetable Research and Information Center (Vegetable RIC) was organized to provide a statewide program to which all University of California personnel with any research or extension activities related to vegetable production, postharvest handling, marketing or consumption could affiliate. A second primary purpose to provide the vegetable industry, related industries, and others interested in vegetables, with a focal point to which they could obtain information and establish appropriate linkages with the University. The expected results are improved effectiveness and efficiency within UC; and improved collaboration, linkage and communication between UC and the vegetable industry, and between UC and other interested vegetable constituencies.
The Director of the Vegetable RIC provides leadership to accomplish short and long term goals; convenes and leads internal and external committees to determine Center priorities, and develops and implements strategies for addressing those priorities. Past Directors: Ron Voss (1995-1998), Don Nevins (1999-2006) and Tim Hartz (May 2007-June 2017).
Vegetable RIC Staff
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California.
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Last updated: May 24, 2021