- Author: Cynthia Kintigh
Vice President Allen-Diaz announced in March that the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be consolidating over 150 employees into one location in East Davis. ANR reached an agreement with John Buckel and Rod Johnson of Capital Partners Development Company and Sam, Gwen and Jeff Harrison of the Davis Indoor Sports Center, LLC, for the purchase and renovation of the building located at 2801 Second Street in Davis. MFDB Architects is the project architect, Harrison Construction Company is the general contractor, and Jim Gray and Nahz Anvary of Cassidy Turley are the brokers. The groundbreaking was held April 2.
VP Barbara Allen-Diaz will give a presentation about ANR at the May 15 regents meeting in Sacramento. “Investing in California” is the second discussion item on the Committee on Educational Policy’s agenda, which begins at 1 p.m. and adjourns at 2:20 p.m.
The regents will be meeting at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, and the educational policy session is open to the public. Background material was mailed to the regents in advance of the meeting.
To watch the meeting live, visit
I want to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly to pull the Global Food System Forum and our statewide conference together. And I especially want to thank those of you who attended, in person and virtually, and added your voices to so many conversations.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, made some new contacts, put some faces to familiar names, renewed networks and found challenging ideas to take home with you.
We chose some of the world’s most confounding and contentious issues to focus on – from climate change to global hunger to water use.
We heard a diversity of viewpoints, all of them expressed with insight, passion and mutual respect. We’ve shaken up old ideas and hopefully...
With more than 1,500 individuals watching live from 34 different countries and six continents last week, the Global Food Systems Forum live webcast was a huge success. The online conversation on Twitter attracted nearly 300 participants, and the forum hashtag #Food2025 trended as the third most popular topic on Twitter during the event.
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People from more than 350 locations, on every continent except Antarctica, have registered to watch the UC Global Food Systems Forum webcast on April 9.
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