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The Role of Student Farm Programs in Higher Education

by lbalestieri last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:44 PM
Join us to hear presentations from four final candidates for the position of Student Farm Director at UC Davis
When Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 02, 2017 10:00 AM
Where Bowley 101, UC Davis
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Student Farm Director presentations

Background on the Student Farm Director position

The Student Farm at UC Davis (SF) is seeking a new director to lead the continued development of the SF as a learning community where students from many disciplines work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems on a 20+ acre farm. A key component of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), the SF has served UC Davis students and faculty and the public with educational, research, and outreach opportunities focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems for 40 years. Each year over 400 students engage in staff- and faculty-mentored experiential learning through which they come to understand sustainability through the soils, crops, climate, and community in which they work and within programs ranging from backyard garden scale to mechanized crop and compost production

The SF Director provides intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the SF and has primary responsibility for overall vision and administration as well as the programs’ educational, research and public service functions.  The Director collaborates with staff and students to ensure the SF learning community collectively develops and achieves it short-term and long-term goals focused on just and sustainable agriculture and food systems, experiential learning, and student leadership and empowerment. 

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When Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 02, 2017 10:00 AM
Where Bowley 101, UC Davis
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One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA
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(530) 752-3915