Former NFL defensive end Kalimba Edwards traded a mansion for a tent cabin on the UC Santa Cruz Farm where he is an apprentice in the ecologial horticulture program.

Football, farming and food security

Former NFL player and current UC Santa Cruz farm apprentice tackles new cause: how to feed the world sustainably.

Aerial image showing farming in California's Imperial Valley.

Helping farmers improve air quality

Researchers receive grant to study ways of reducing fertilizer use in high temperature agricultural regions.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz, now in its 50th year, the longest running university-based organic farming and gardening training program in the U.S.

Organic farming and garden training program accepts applications in 50th year

UC Santa Cruz apprenticeship is longest running program of its kind in U.S.

UC Riverside wastewater

Helping the state cope with drought using wastewater

A new economic model shows how treatment processes may create a viable, affordable water supply for crops.

UC ANR mosquito

UC leads Zika carrier research

Scientists aren't waiting for the first breakout to ready the state against disease.

UC Davis nitrogen

How California can balance nitrogen's benefits and harm

First-of-its-kind UC Davis study of nitrate pollution offers path to reconcile agriculture and the environment.

UC Davis sunflower rows

Why sunflowers move like clockwork

Scientists discover new hormonal mechanisms in the sun-worshipping plant.

Conference particpants got out into the fields of local farms and ranches including the UC Santa Cruz Farm.

National conference marks 10 years of growth in sustainable agriculture education

UC Santa Cruz hosts meeting of sustainable ag educators with focus on 'The Ecology of Food Systems.'

A music video created by David Robles, a Global Food Initiative Fellow, about how students create community through farming and food systems, was screened at the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association conference.

Advocates for social and food justice

UC Santa Cruz students show how agriculture and food systems can build community.

UC Davis Guatemala

Bringing more irrigation and climate-smart farming to Guatemala

A UC Davis-led team is equipping thousands with better tools to increase food security and reduce poverty.

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