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Welcome to the Agricultural Sustainability Institute

July 22, 2016

Check out our new video to learn more about our work and contribution to sustainable agriculture in California.

Learn more about our values and our vision for the future. Hear from our partners and our students about the need for interdisciplinary, long term work on agricultural sustainability.

Richard and Evelyne Rominger to Receive UC Davis Medals

May 26, 2016

Rich and Evelyne Rominger have been an integral part of ASI's, and have been valuable voices in sustainable agriculture and the importance of UC Davis' role in California agriculture for decades. We are proud to call them collaborators, and are excited to see them recognized with UC Davis' highest medal.

Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger, who for decades have played prominent roles in the community and in statewide and national agriculture, have been selected to receive UC Davis Medals, the highest honor the university presents to individuals.

Celebrating Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture

April 26, 2016

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.

Agroecology, internationally and at home

April 13, 2016

For many years, a key international strategy to ending hunger has been to grow more food: push for higher yields, develop ways for farmers to intensify their farming, focus on technologies that drive both. But that focus may be shifting towards another strategy that better accounts for the environment and human well-being – agroecology.

The Student Farm’s Raoul Adamchak is One of a Kind

January 21, 2016

Raoul Adamchak, the Market Garden Coordinator at the Student Farm was recently featured in UC Davis’ One Campaign, showcasing some of the best and brightest in the UC Davis community. Learn why Raoul is among them, and why he’s so passionate about agriculture

New organic plant breeding effort to produce novel varieties and train new breeders

December 01, 2015
A new effort to provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties that are specially bred for organic farming has been launched. Plants will be bred at the Student Farm, in partnership with the Plant Breeding Center and Organic Seed Alliance.  

The organic plant-breeding project was developed in direct response to California organic growers, who have reported that the scarcity of seeds for cultivars that meet the needs of organic farming can seriously impact a farm’s bottom line.

Groundwater: The Crucial Challenge

December 01, 2015

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.