HOLTVILLE — The license plates on the cars parked outside the Desert Research & Extension Center just west of Holtville on Thursday morning gave away the game — the snowbirds were in town.
Winter visitors all, they had signed up for a newly implemented one-day course at the center.
Coming under the umbrella of the "Farm Smart" program, the course is the brainchild of the recently appointed educational outreach coordinator at the center, Nancy Wade.
Wade conducted similar courses in Arizona and because they were so popular with winter visitors to that state, Wade decided to float the concept here.
Designed to educate visitors as to the mainstay of life here in Imperial Valley — agriculture — the course included a presentation by Wade on cotton growing.