Food Systems Coordinator for Food and Society
UC ANR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Deputy Director, UC SAREP
Gail Feenstra is the Deputy Director of the UC ANR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), a program of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis and the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). SAREP’s Food Systems Program encourages the development of regional food systems that link farmers, consumers and communities. Feenstra’s research and outreach has focused on farm-to-school and farm-to-institution evaluation in California and nationally, regional food system distribution, and values-based supply chains. She also works with Cooperative Extension and community groups on food systems assessments and local food policies. Feenstra has a doctorate in nutrition education from Teachers College, Columbia University with an emphasis in public health.