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.

Focus Areas

Our Focus Areas

Food and Society

We work to ensure that California residents have access to healthy food and communities throughout California thrive.

Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment

Through partnerships with farmers, interdisciplinary research, and innovative communication, we find science-based solutions to today's biggest environmental and resource use challenges.

Education and Leadership

We are training the next generation of agricultural leaders through classroom learning and hands-on experience.


Meet the Buyer

Los Angeles and San Diego area farmers are invited to tour wholesale produce markets and connect with potential buyers. Check our events calendar for details, and see our resources on how to break into wholesale.

Organic Plant Breeding at the Student Farm

A new research collaboration between the Plant Breeding Center and Student Farm will develop new organic vegetable seeds and train graduate students in organic plant breeding.

Nominate a Leader in Sustainable Agriculture

We're currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award. Nominations due January 11.


Groundwater: The Crucial Challenge

Russell Ranch Director Kate Scow and fellow UC Davis faculty Thomas Harter, Helen Dahlke, and Toby O'Geen weigh in on the importance of measuring, managing, and protecting our precious groundwater resources.

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Programs and Networks

Our Programs


One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915