Educators learn about Valley’s ag scene for their own teachings

Jack Vessey, president of Vessey and Company, Inc., explains to educators how one of the company’s cabbage fields in Holtville is managed during the IV Ag Tours for Teachers event on Thursday. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

IMPERIAL COUNTY – The inaugural IV Ag Tours for Teachers event on Thursday showed local educators how they could incorporate Imperial Valley’s strong agricultural industry in their classrooms.

The event took a group of fifteen educators, which was made up of fifth- to twelfth-grade teachers and counselors, through different ag-related sites in the Valley’s south end.

Educators learn about Valley’s ag scene for their own teachings

Bill Plourd, president and CEO of El Toro Export, (middle) tells educators about the importance of the agriculture industry in the Imperial Valley during the IV Ag Tours for Teachers event on Thursday. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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