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.


Missed this year's Russell Ranch Field Day?

All presentations and materials from this year's field day, Farm Water Management in Times of Scarcity are available here.

California Nitrogen Assessment is now available

Learn more about our findings and download a summary of the book here.


Mark Van Horn receives on-farm educator award named in his honor

Mark Van Horn, director of the Student Farm at UC Davis was awarded the first Mark Van Horn On-Farm Educator Award, established by the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association and presented during the association’s recent biennial conference. In choosing future recipients, the association will look for them to share Mark’s passion for teaching sustainable agriculture and engaging students in the learning process.

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Upcoming Events
Students at the Forefront: Food Insecurity on Campus and in the Community Oct 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM — DeCarli Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis

As part of the UC Davis Book Project events, we're teaming up with students on campus to learn about student-led initiatives to improve food security on campus, and discuss the challenges ahead.

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Programs and Networks

Our Programs


One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915