James Cubbage: Staff Assembly

August 12, 2015 James Cubbage, web developer for the department, has been re-elected to the UC Davis Staff Assembly Executive Committee, serving this next term as Secretary. Cubbage has worked with Staff Assembly for 10 years, serving in various capacities on the executive committee and the board, including vice chair. Staff Assembly welcomes feedback about…

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How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted the Food Movement

[UC Davis alumna Ildi Carlisle-Cummins writes about the evolution of California’s food movement.] From Ketchup to California Cuisine: How the Mechanical Tomato Harvester Prompted Today’s Food Movement by Ildi Carlisle-Cummins July 15, 2015 reprinted from Civil Eats (with permission) When you think of California cuisine, do you imagine baby lettuces doused in olive oil, and…

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New Center: Tools, Equipment, and Crops for Smallholder Farms in Developing Countries

[A new outdoor center, part of the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis, demonstrates tools used to help smallholder farmers in developing countries. There are African and Asian vegetables in raised beds, a solar-powered coldroom, a brick cooler, some solar dryers, and more.] Outdoor Center Displays Tools, Equipment, and Crops for Smallholder Farmers in Developing…

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State Audit Recommendations for UC Davis Strawberry Program

[Recommendations for the acclaimed program have been made, including suggestions for future funding and revenue collection.] University of California, Davis June 9, 2015 State Audit Recommends Adjustments for UC Davis Strawberry Program Following a six-month review of the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program, the California state auditor’s office released recommendations — including suggestions for future…

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