Tom Tomich, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and director of the UC Davis Agriculture Sustainability Institute (ASI) and ANR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), will present a webinar to discuss sustainability science on Feb. 15.
This webinar will be the first of a series sponsored by the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, SAREP and ASI. The 2-hour webinar will start at 10 a.m. and participants will be able to write in questions and comments.
Registration is free. Please register at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=10001.
UC's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) has announced its 2010 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Competitive Grants Program.
The $200,000 grant program is designed to encourage collaboration among individuals and groups working in agriculture. These can include farmers, ranchers, community groups and nonprofit organizations, public agencies, UC Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, and students and researchers affiliated with California State University, University of California, and community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Each project must include at least one partner from county-based UC Cooperative Extension or a community-based stakeholder group.
Grant recipients are eligible for up to $35,000 in funding, depending on the type of project. Funding is available for four types of projects: planning grants, education and outreach grants, research grants and graduate student research grants.
Proposals are due by noon on Dec. 13. For more information, visit http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/2010RFP.htm.
ANR academics working in sustainable food systems are invited to the “ASI & CE Joint Symposium: Building Collaborations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems” on Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis.
Cooperative Extension academics and the staff and affiliated faculty of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis will gather to exchange information about programs and explore opportunities for collaboration.
People who intend to attend the symposium should complete the CE & ASI Collaboration Survey to assist the organizers in planning the meeting and future collaboration efforts.
There is no fee to attend and there are funds to assist with travel. Be prepared to estimate your travel when you register. If space or funds become limited, priority will be given to CE academics and ASI members. To register, visit http://ucanr.org/sites/ASI_CEmeeting .