Extension/Outreach

Upcoming Extension Events for the Department of Viticulture and Enology

September 13, 2022

While harvest is a busy time of year for viticulturists and winemakers/enologists, it is also a busy time for the extension coordination committee in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.  We are busy planning and organizing educational extension programs for the coming year.  The first On Campus program in the fall will honor Roger Boulton, a long-time viticulture and enology (and chemical engineering) professor, who retired in June 2019.  Because of several COVID surges, we have postponed this program more times than we’d like to admit, so we are very excited that it is scheduled to

Extension Summary: Spring 2022 Caroline Firman May 26, 2022

The UCD V and E Extension team hosted 10 events between February 10, 2022, through May 23, 2022.  We brought UC Davis V&E On the Road Programs to Santa Barbara (February 22, 2022), Santa Cruz (March 24, 2022), and virtually to the Central Sierra (Foothills) on March 31, 2022.

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).
Jelly Ice Interview shared on CBS Mornings to National Audience Zann Gates April 13, 2022

CBS Mornings did an interview with FST's Luxin Wang, BAE's Gang Sun and Jiahan Zou on their reusable, compostable "jelly ice" research development, which was shared nationally to their 2.26 million subscribers, all potential viewers of the video.  Embedded below with direct link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPkeKpb1JhA (YouTube, 4:24 min)