UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"The sustainable methods of farming that I’m currently practicing were a direct result of my cooperation with UC Cooperative Extension. This system not only saves me money, but has a tremendous benefit to the environment."Dino Giacomazzi, Central Valley Dairy Farmer 2012 Leopold Conservation Award Recipient
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Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County
I work on farm-to-fork food issues, focusing particularly on urban agriculture education, research and policy. My day includes anything from a visit to a farm to a trip to City Hall. A big part of what I do is translating information on agriculture into a format that's easy to read and understand. For example, people who operate urban farms, school gardens or community gardens need to understand, in basic terms, how and why to test their soil, but soil science is very technical and confusing.