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Building a More Inclusive Campus Food System

December 13, 2017

Learn about The Community Table Project at the Student Farm, a young effort to address campus food insecurity and start dialogue around the intersections of people, place, and food.

Life Underground: Partnering with Soil Microbial Communities on the Farm

December 08, 2017

Tune in to this on-demand webinar from Kate Scow hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This webinar focuses on the challenges and benefits of managing soil biology rather than relying only on chemically based systems, along with the key roles that soil microbes play in agroecosystems.

ASI in California Journal

November 14, 2017

Read about our work in student experiential learning, helping build market opportunities for small farmers, and long term agricultural research in the current issue of California Agriculture

Student Farm at UC Davis hires Katharina Ullmann as new Director

August 30, 2017

The Student Farm at UC Davis is excited to welcome Katharina Ullmann as the new Student Farm Director. Ullmann’s rich 13-year background in sustainable agriculture research and experiential education will provide excellent leadership for the farm’s 20 acres of organic vegetable, fruit, and flower production, its campus food security efforts, and its diverse learning opportunities.

Powers of Microbes

August 24, 2017
UC Davis graduate students get creative to teach farmers about soil microbiology

If you grew up in the 1980s or 1990s (or were a child at heart during that era), the famous Powers of Ten film likely left an indelible mark in your mind.

The film starts with a couple lounging on a picnic blanket and zooms out to the outer reaches of the universe, then back in to peer into the microscopic world of the human body: from white blood cells to DNA, and finally down to the proton of a carbon atom.

In the News: Soil Health Research at Russell Ranch

June 06, 2017

ASI’s Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility has been home to groundbreaking research in soil health since the 1990s—a legacy showcased in recent media coverage.

Can we increase food production while also increasing the environmental friendliness of agriculture?

This question is increasingly on the minds of California’s lawmakers and farmers, and it is a central focus of the nearly quarter-century of research (and counting) going on at ASI’s Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility.