Our Mission

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems more sustainable - in California and beyond.


Agriculture, Resources & Environment


Food & Society


Education & Leadership


Rachel Surls Receives 2018 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

Mar 13, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Rachel Surls, UC Cooperative Extension Sustainable Food Systems Advisor for Los Angeles County, is this year’s recipient of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.

New Project Seeks to Build on the Benefits of Elderberries

Jan 22, 2018 Can plants typically grown for hedgerows also be a source of income? That's the question guiding a new UC study on the potential for farmers to grow elderberries as a commercial crop.

Life Underground: Partnering with Soil Microbial Communities on the Farm

Dec 13, 2017 Tune in to this on-demand webinar from Kate Scow hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This webinar focuses on the challenges and benefits of managing soil biology rather than relying only on chemically based systems, along with the key roles that soil microbes play in agroecosystems.

News - More News…

Each year we honor an individual who has exhibited the leadership, work ethic and integrity epitomized by livestock geneticist Dr. Eric Bradford and sustainable farmer Charlie Rominger and celebrate great leadership in sustainable agriculture. Join us this year to recognize the leadership of two women who have worked to promote agriculture in urban and rural areas, both locally and abroad.

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