Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC ANR at the World Ag Exp 2017

 

View the video above to see UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' significant presence at the World Ag Expo in February 2017. 4-H Ambassadors were part of the opening ceremony, UC ANR staff interacted with visitors at four booths in Pavilion A, the media were invited to a UC ANR Newsmakers Conference, the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation workgroup held demonstrations and presentations in a tent on M Street, and Vice President Glenda Humiston spoke at a seminar on the changing role of women in agriculture.

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Feeding Yolo and Beyond: Turning Food Waste into Food Security
Food security is defined as “…having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.” Sixteen percent of adults, and 23% of children struggled with food security in Yolo County in 2015. According to a 2012 First 5 community needs assessment, food access and nutrition information was paramount to families with young children in Yolo County. Food insecurity can increase the risk of obesity, poor school performance, low self-esteem, illness and other maladies. At the same time, Yolo grows some of the most diverse and abundant crops in the world. A component of food waste is the produce left behind in the fields due to overproduction or the inability to sell the food due to inconsistencies in size, shape, or color due to regulations and processing requirements. There is a unique opportunity to draw on local crop waste to repurpose fruits and vegetables to meet the needs of residents.

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