Extension/Outreach

FSPCA PCQI Course, August 9-11th, 2022 in Brewery, Winery, Pilot Plant

May 16, 2022

FST's Dr. Erin DiCaprio and Associate Specialist Thais De Melo Ramos, Victor Yang from Cal Poly and Xinhui Li from University of Wisconsin will instruct the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)'s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Course for Human Food (PCQI), August 9-11 at the Robert Mondavi Institute's Brewery, Winery, and Pilot Plant facility's lab and classroom.  

Coffee, honey and beer: Leadership California treated to tasty dimensions of UC Davis foods and beverage research

May 11, 2022
How was your Friday morning? Full of tasty delights that feed your belly and your curiosity? Well, on Friday April 22nd, 55 women from Leadership California were treated to early coffees with a presentation from chemical engineer Tonya Kuhl, co-director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, followed by a honey tasting with Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  

Avocado Oil Short Course, August 4 - 9th, 2022

May 03, 2022
FST's Dr. Selina Wang and three instructors from New Zealand, pictured at right, are pleased to present their first Avocado Oil Short Course for FST Cooperative Extension. The course includes six pre-recorded lectures and one live-Zoom question-and-answer session with the instructors (with a choice of three dates in August for the Q&A session).

Fermented Food Survey - EATLAC

April 01, 2022

Are you a fermented food fanatic?  A kimchi lover?  A kombucha connoisseur?  Olive obsessed? Passionate about pickles?

Participate in a short survey about fermented foods and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Linda J. Harris answers five questions in ANR interivew

February 14, 2022

In this UCANR News story from Feb. 10th, 2022, Mike Hsu asks FST's new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Linda J. Harris, five questions about her academic journey and subsequent career in food science microbiology.  Read on at the link below for her thoughts on the value of extension work, her contributions to the field, UC Davis' support for women in academia, and another priceless vintage budding scientist photo!  Congratulations, Linda!

 

Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards

February 09, 2022

Longtime Food Science and Technology Leadership Board members Jacqueline Beckley and Leslie Herzog authored an article for IFT Digital Exclusives, February 7th, 2022: "Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards".  In the article, they start with the history of food science leadership boards, ways in which they offer support to the departments, board member selection, charters, and opportunties for board members.  The pair draw on their considerable experience over the past three decades at four different university food science departments.