The UC Vegetable Research and Information Center (VRIC) 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 VRIC Director provides leadership to accomplish short and long term goals; convenes and leads the internal Steering and external Advisory Committees to determine Center priorities, and develops and implements strategies for addressing those priorities. Past VRIC Directors were Ron Voss, Don Nevins and Tim Hartz (May 2017-June 2017).
Steven Fennimore, Director, VRIC (July 1, 2017-present)
Gale Perez, Program Representative
Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist
University of California, Davis / Dept. of Plant Sciences
US Agricultural Research Station
1636 East Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93905
University of California, Davis
Dept. of Plant Sciences
154 Robbins Hall
Phone: (530) 752-1748
Fax: (530) 752-4604
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California.
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Last updated: August 1, 2017