February 12, 2019 – Newly appointed to the External Advisory Board of the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), OFRF Executive Director Brise Tencer was introduced at the annual meeting in January in Davis, California.
“As a member of the ASI Board, I am honored to have this opportunity to represent the needs of the organic community,” said Tencer, adding that she looks forward to seeing organic initiatives and education grow within the UC system.
ASI brings together the expertise of more than 70 UC Davis faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate student researchers, and undergraduate student assistants to address emerging issues related to food and farming sustainability. They partner with farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, non-profits, policy makers, and local communities to ensure their research and teaching are responsive to current needs.
The meeting included an update from Founding Director, Professor Tom Tomich of UC Davis, and open discussion led by Kat Taylor, Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation. Several questions were posed to the Board to seek guidance and feedback on ASI’s direction moving forward.