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Deanne Meyer receives Bradford-Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

June 08, 2020
The Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis is pleased to announce Dr. Deanne Meyer, UC Cooperative Extension livestock waste management specialist, as this year's recipient of the Eric Bradford & Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award. 

 

Meyer is being honored for her leadership in substantially improving the sustainability of California’s dairy industry through her research and outreach.

 

Summer Newsletter: Alumni Profile

June 26, 2020

Student Farm Alumni Profile

Our Student Farm alumni go on to build careers in a variety of fields. We'll use this newsletter to share what they're up to! Nick Tamayo (History '19) was a volunteer, intern and Lead Student Farmer in the Ecological Garden during his time at UC Davis. 

What are you doing now?

Summer Newsletter: Sustainability

June 12, 2020
Sustainability: Composting

By Talia Soalt, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology ‘21

Have you ever reached into the deepest, darkest corner of your refrigerator to re-discover that one veggie that got deserted along the way to your dinner last week? I know I’ve been there. The good news is that this abandoned veggie doesn’t have to go to waste. Let’s talk about the application of composting -- a sustainable way to turn what once may have gone in your trash bin into repurposable black gold!

Summer Newsletter: Recipe

June 12, 2020

Michella's Easy Breakfast Scramble Recipe

By Michella Williams, Design, ‘20

Summer Newsletter: Food Resources

June 12, 2020
Low on cash for food?

By Chantal Do, International Agricultural Development ‘22

Summer Newsletter: What's happening at the farm

June 12, 2020
The Student Farm and Covid-19: What's Currently Happening

By Kayden Gleaves, Environmental Science and Management ‘20

When the campus moved into suspended operations due to COVID-19, the Student Farm had to adapt quickly to a Spring Quarter like we’ve never had before. We developed new standard operating procedures and safety measures related to COVID-19 and also posted informational signs at the farm. We moved all of our internships on-line and had to close the farm to in-person internships and volunteers. 

Summer Newsletter: Wellness

June 12, 2020
Student Farm Summer Newsletter: Wellness

By Carlos Wolf, Environmental Science and Management ‘20

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the stress from everyday working and college life, it is important to remember to take some time out of each and everyday for yourself. Keep reading to see what wellness professional Emilia George and lead student farmer Alany Valle do to maintain their wellness, as well as some helpful suggestions for maintaining your own. 

Aspiring farmer, Chelsea Andrews, credits Student Farm and SAFS involvement to her success

December 05, 2019

This quarter, we’re highlighting Chelsea Andrews for our student profile. Chelsea began working at the Student Farm as a transfer student in 2017. She recently graduated in 2019 where she majored in sustainable agriculture and food systems with a minor in agriculture and ecology. Her experiences at the Farm helped her to seek mentorships and develop valuable leadership skills, profoundly informing her current post-grad plans. 

Dr. Nicole Tautges receives $500k grant from USDA

December 04, 2019

Nicole Tautges, chief scientist in cropping systems at Russell Ranch, received a $500k grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

ASI Director Tom Tomich Elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 26, 2019

ASI's founding director Tom Tomich is now a 2020 member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  AAAS, founded in 1848, seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people [...] [it was] the first permanent organization formed to promote the development of science and engineering at the national level and to represent the interests of all its disciplines."