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Summer is (kind of) officially over and it’s time to get back into school mode. For many professionals, that “school” and learning piece is found in conferences. The next few …

ICYMI, we spoke with farmers

It’s our first anniversary. We’re offering gratitude to farmers. The UC Food Observer is marking its first anniversary. Some quick stats: we published more than 650 blog posts our first year, earned an amazing (and …

Q&A: Tom Tomich, UC Davis sustainability expert

Tom Tomich on UC Davis’ undergraduate program in sustainable agriculture and food systems: “…we’re focusing on integration, on dealing with complex systems in an integrative way and going from complex …

Q&A: Farmer Veteran Joe Oliveira

“One of the things I’ve observed is that a lot of veterans in the [California Farm Academy] training are naturally inclined to farming. In some ways, soldiers are trained to …