Our Mission

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems more sustainable - in California and beyond.


Agriculture, Resources & Environment


Food & Society


Education & Leadership


New Project Seeks to Build on the Benefits of Elderberries

Jan 22, 2018 Can plants typically grown for hedgerows also be a source of income? That's the question guiding a new UC study on the potential for farmers to grow elderberries as a commercial crop.

Life Underground: Partnering with Soil Microbial Communities on the Farm

Dec 13, 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.

Building a More Inclusive Campus Food System

Nov 28, 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.

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Kat Taylor: Guerrilla Banking, Sustainability, and Food Justice Feb 28, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Plant and Environmental Sciences Building, Room 3001, UC Davis

For Kat Taylor, banking is our original and most powerful form of crowdfunding so it's important to get it right. She co-founded Beneficial State Bank to help better align banking to benefit all and harm none. Join us in a conversation on how banking can play an integral role in building a sustainable food system.

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Davis, CA

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