Agriculture

Las Varas Ranch

UC Santa Barbara's new coastal jewel

Philanthropist Charles T. Munger makes a gift of the 1800-acre Las Varas Ranch.

Alejandro Quiñones

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

Undergrad Alejandro Quiñones is the first in his family to go to college — but already has his first author credit under his belt.

Three veterinary professionals work on an injured goat

All hands on deck at UC Davis for the Camp Fire

Fire and veterinary teams spent the Veterans Day weekend hard at work fighting the Camp Fire.

Two half-full beers on a sandy beach

Climate change may deplete the world's beer

And you thought beer was expensive already: Declining barley production could make the beverage a luxury item.

4-H campers in a canoe

California kids get a taste of science and leadership at UC's 4-H summer camps

UC 4-H Clubs provide an unforgettable summer for campers and counselors alike.

Two people walking through high corn

Can we grow one of the world's largest food crops without fertilizer?

We could be one step closer with the discovery of a new variety of corn.

Judgment of Paris wine banner

The day California wine beat France

How two blind taste tests stunned the experts and changed the way the world drinks (and thinks about) wine.

El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

UC Davis wine longform

How California became a food and wine lover's dream

The little known history of the land of milk and honey.

UC Davis spring

Has spring sprung too soon?

Spring is arriving sooner than it did 10 years ago, sometimes significantly so, researchers find.

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