Cultivate Fall 2021

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Dean Andrew J. Thulin

The steady buzz on campus and the swirling energy as students return to in-person classrooms, labs and production operations is a welcome sound – one that I will never take for granted. It is an honor and privilege to come together once again and doing so safely continues to be our chief priority.

Our work here is directly shaping the future of California and beyond as our students tackle problems head on that impact our future. Food insecurity and dwindling natural resources, coupled with wildfire and a changing climate, are issues that not only impact us all, but require the best of minds to address. Our students are up to the challenge.In this issue, you’ll read stories about students and faculty who are working diligently to address these global issues and positively affect change.

You’ll also read stories of how our alumni are shaping the future – with the common goal of a greater good. Because we are all in this together. I want to personally thank you for all that you do – from sharing your own personal stories of impact to supporting and helping shape the future generations of leaders.

To continued good health,



College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


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