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Retired SRJC instructor first junior college woman to enter Ag Hall of Fame

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Retired SRJC instructor Pamela J. “Pj” LoCoco has been awarded entry into the California Agriculture Teachers’ Association Hall of Fame – Class of 2020.

The hundred-year-old organization is dedicated to the service of agriculture, agricultural education, and the Future Farmers of America in California.

Since 2000, those who have excelled in this work have been recognized with this honor and LoCoco is the first female instructor from a community college to be inducted. The distinction, announced at the Virtual CATA Summer Conference this past June, comes to LoCoco after a lifetime in the field.

LoCoco grew up in the Central Valley, where she earned her AA degree at San Joaquin Delta College. She moved on to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo for her Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and her Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences. She then taught high school agriculture and biology in San Luis Obispo County before transferring to Santa Rosa for her post-secondary role at Santa Rosa Junior College, where she taught for almost 34 years before retiring.

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