SACRAMENTO — California State Senator Ben Hueso will honor California and Baja California 4-H with a resolution in the State Senate at 2 p.m. April 2 to recognize the cross-border team that established a 4-H Club in Mexicali, Baja Mexico, in January 2017.
Last year, UC ANR Vice President Glenda Humiston signed a memorandum of understanding with the Baja California Secretary of Agriculture Development, Manuel Vallodolid Seamanduras, to offer UC’s 4-H expertise to youth south of the border. The agreement increases the academic, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation that are part of UC President Janet Napolitano’s Mexico Initiative.
Senator Hueso’s resolution attests to the value of building relationships as a means of cooperative engagement between Mexico and California on shared concerns, such as drought and global climate change. The resolution notes that the creation of a 4-H Club in Mexicali is an inspiring reminder that the need for education doesn’t stop at the border.
Senator Hueso represents the 40th District, which includes parts of San Diego County and all of Imperial County, running along the entire border between California and Mexico.
Resolution honoring the establishment of a 4-H Club in Mexicali, Baja Mexico.
California State Senate
Sacramento, CA 95814
2 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2018
Manuel Vallodolid Seamaduras, Secretary of Agriculture Development in the State of Baja California, Mexico (Secretaría de Desarrollo Agropecuario del Estado de México – SEDAGRO)
Hortencia Medellin Acosta, Director of Rural Entrepreneurship, Mexicali, Baja California
Carlos Orozco Riesgo
Member of the UC ANR 4-H Multicultural and Community Engagement Advisory Committee
Former Undersecretary of SEDAGRO
Belem Avendaño Ruiz
Director of Inspection, health and safety SEDAGRO
Guillermo Gonzalez Rubio
Director, Livestock health department SEDAGRO
Agustin Manuel Velazquez Bustamante
Legal Advisor SEDAGRO
Mark Bell, Ph.D., Vice provost, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Shannon Horrillo, Ph.D., 4-H Youth Development statewide director
Lupita Fabregas, Ph.D., 4-H Youth Development assistant director for diversity and expansion
Claudia Diaz Carrasco, 4-H Youth Development advisor, Riverside & San Bernardino, Calif.
(English) Jeannette Warnert, UC ANR Strategic Communications, (559) 240-9850, email@example.com
(Spanish) Ricardo Vela, UC News and Information Outreach in Spanish, (951) 660-9887, Ricardo.firstname.lastname@example.org
–Jeannette E. Warnert
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