Extension/Outreach

Viticulture and Enology Extension Update

June 01, 2021

The extension and industry relations team was busy as usual these last few months.  We had a booth at the virtual Unified Symposium in January 2021, and although we did not have as many people stop by, those who did had some fruitful conversations.  We presented three “On Campus” programs via Zoom: Healthy Vineyard Soils; Wine Regulations; and Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE). 

Store Foods in Freezer to Prevent Food Waste, says the Washington Post

April 12, 2021

In an April 5, 2021 article, "7 foods you should be storing in the freezer, including yeast, nuts and peppers", Washington Post author Becky Krystal offers advice for freezer storage of common food items such as yeast, tomato paste, ginger, hot peppers and whole-grain flours to increase their shelf life and cut down on wasted food.  She includes nuts and nut flours as prime candidates for refrigeration/freezer storage due to their fatty oil content, and links to the University of Ca

Selina Wang - 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award

March 19, 2021

Congratulation to FST's Dr. Selina Wang, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, for being selected for the 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award!  The award recognizes the outstanding scholarly research efforts and accomplishments of Academic Federation members.  There will be an upcoming UC Dateline story featuring all the awardees, but for now, congratulations to Selina and her lab!  

FST’s Bwalya Lungu and Melissa Huang Feature in March 6th CAES FFA Field Day 2021 Success

March 11, 2021

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 45th Annual Field Day, held March 6th, featured 11 virtual contests, allowing 1,104 Future Farmers of America and 4H students to compete in a very complex event which involved a lot of extra work by all Advisors and Coordinators to make changes, create online content, shoot and edit videos, create new rubrics and more.

John Bruhn recognized by IAFP as 50+ year Milestone Member

March 03, 2021

IAFP continues its Milestone Member 50+ year recognition with Dr. John Bruhn. John retired from the University of California-Davis after 37 years on the Extension Faculty in dairy foods in the Department of Food Science and Technology. As founder and Director of the UC Davis Dairy Research and Information Center, he conducted applied research and educational programs that emphasized factors affecting the quality and safety of raw and processed milk, and dairy foods.

FST student, a new bakery co-owner, featured in Davis Enterprise column

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Zoe Mitchell, senior student in Food Science and Brewing, for her mention in Wendy Weitzel's "Comings and Goings" column in the Davis Enterprise on February 19th!  The column, "Mobile and delivery food businesses find their niche", features Zoe and her micro-bakery co-owner Casey Hardi describing their community-supported bakery, Bran & Ash, which operates mainly on a weekly CSB (Community Supported Bread) subscription basis.  The bakery's focus is on local ingredients, natural fermentation and freshly milled wh

Meet Your Food Science Faculty - Feb. 26, 2021

February 01, 2021

Current and prospective students are invited to join our faculty panel (Drs. Daniela Barile, Bruce German, and Jennifer Smilowitz) for an open discussion about their research, teaching and a Q&A session on Friday, February 26, 2021.  Reserve your spot and submit your questions at: http://bit.ly/foodscifacfeb2021

This event will repeat monthly through May 2021 with a rotating panel of faculty members.  

DiCaprio Team Seeks Industry Info on Dried Fruit Production

January 28, 2021

Are you a dried fruit processor?  A team of food scientists, including FST's Erin DiCaprio, at UC Davis is interested in learning from you.  We are interested in developing guidance for validation of dried fruit production, but in order to accurately reflect industry practices we need to know how you do it. Please consider providing information about your process to inform our team.  Our goal is to support the industry and enhance potential market channels for dried fruit processors.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time.