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.


Announcing the 2016 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award Recipient: Daniel Mountjoy

Daniel Mountjoy is the Director of Resource Stewardship at Sustainable Conservation, a UC Davis alumnus, and exemplary leader in sustainable agriculture. Learn more about Daniel here, and attend the upcoming event to celebrate his work and leadership.

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.


Celebrating Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture

Daniel Mountjoy, director of Resource Stewardship at Sustainable Conservation and a UC Davis alumnus, is this year's recipient of Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

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Upcoming Events
Farm Water Management in Times of Scarcity Jun 08, 2016 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM — Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility,

2016 Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Field Day

Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture Conference Jun 28, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016 — San Francisco, CA

Decolonizing Foodways Symposium at 2016 SAEA National Conference Jul 29, 2016 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Programs and Networks

Our Programs


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