Green Fellowship Now Open for Students!

April 09, 2019
Green Fellowship available to fund projects exploring student-led advancement of social justice, sustainable technology, and environmental sustainability at UC Davis.


On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Whole Earth Festival grateful UC Davis alum, faculty and community members have donated money to create the Green Fellowship, which will support students advancing social justice and environmental sustainability. These donors are also supporting the advancement of the Student Living and Learning Communities (SLLC).

Sense of Belonging at the Student Farm

January 28, 2019
With UC Davis recent designation as Hispanic Serving Institution, the Student Farm hopes to continue these collaborations with the Chicanx Studies department. The Student Farm and the CHI department see great potential in increasing this impact through further utilization of the farm space, primarily through the development of interdisciplinary and culturally relevant STEM focused courses. As the HSI process develops at UC Davis, the Student Farm and Dr.

Student Farm Promotes Experiential Learning through SCOPE

October 02, 2018

The Student Collaborative Organic Plant Breeding Education (SCOPE) project is a student-led collaborative of faculty and student plant breeders working with local organic growers on improving crop varieties for organic farming systems in Northern California, with the possibility of future expansion to other regions. Using traditional, field-based plant breeding methods, new varieties of heirloom-like tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, bell peppers, pest resistant common bean, and lima bean are being developed on certified organic land at The Student Farm at UC Davis.

Students are Leading the Master Vision Plan for ASI’s Sustainable Living and Learning Communities

April 02, 2018

The western region of the UC Davis campus is home to the Student Farm, cooperative student housing, a community garden, and more. Students, staff, and faculty are working together to envision how these spaces on campus can transform into a collaborative whole, providing students with a place to actively experiment with farming and the built environment to look for integrated solution to living sustainably with limited resources.

By Carol Hillhouse

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.

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.

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.

Student Farm at UC Davis rated as one of the best!

October 01, 2015
College Values Online, an online college ranking system recently ranked the Student Farm at UC Davis as #6 student farm in the country. See how we stack up among the 30 rated farms.  

College Values Online rated 100 student farms across the country, and 30 of them met their requirement that the farm "demonstrate sustainability." Sustainability was measured based on: