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Celebrating Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture

October 19, 2016

Mountjoy is being honored for his leadership in promoting practices and approaches that enable farmers and ranchers to be stewards of the environment. Mountjoy will receive this prestigious award at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on April 27 at the UC Davis Conference Center. The event will also feature a presentation by local farm-to-fork pioneer Patrick Mulvaney, chef and owner of Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant in Sacramento.

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.

Farm to School Tours for Policy Makers Lead to Active Policy Dialogue

February 02, 2016

In late September, the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program hosted a tour of Sacramento public school kitchens and gardens to introduce policy makers to Farm to School efforts in Sacramento and promote a dialogue around how policy can build a strong Farm to School network in the region.

Tour attendees learned from school Food Service Directors about the complexity of planning healthy, locally sourced meals for students, and from Garden Educators about the role garden-based education plays in promoting healthy eating.