UC Davis receives $1.57 million grant from Kellogg

Aug 12, 2010
A $1.57 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation will create an endowment for the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute to support a network of scholars at 14 universities working to improve children's access to healthy food, said a brief article in the Modesto Bee.

The article was based on press release distributed yesterday by UC Davis.

“This gift recognizes the work of leaders from across the United States, and I am gratified that my colleagues in the network have endorsed the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute as the network’s host,” said ASI director Tom Tomich. “We also are grateful to the Kellogg Foundation for supporting such important work."

Tomich is also the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at UC Davis.

In addition to UC Davis, the network currently includes scholars from:
  • Iowa State University and its Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington State University

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By Jeannette E. Warnert
Author - Communications Specialist