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Food and Agriculture Industry Immersion

Feeding the world is a critical challenge facing the world as the population continues to grow, resources remain finite and the environment is vulnerable. The Food and Agriculture Industry Immersion is focused on innovation, combining our business expertise and corporate partner network with UC Davis’ global leadership in foodnutrition and agriculture.

VIDEO: The intersection of economics, business and food

Food and Agriculture Industry Immersion

Fast facts

Ghis Reusken Vice President, Global Head of Supply Chain, H.M.CLAUSEJohn Foraker, Annie'sfood and ag MBA students Professor Andrew Hargadonfood and ag MBA students

360-Degree Food and Ag

This course introduces students to the many facets of the food and agricultural industry and provides a framework for understanding the complex forces that shape and drive it. 

You’ll learn from top industry executives about:

  • State of the Food Industry & Future Challenges
  • Seed Research and Impact on Food Innovation
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation in CPG Industry
  • AgTech Innovation
  • Role of Big Data in Retail
  • Food Innovation and Impact of Organics
  • Developing Brands for Shifting Consumer Demand
  • Innovation in Food Waste, Preservation & Recycling
  • Corporate Approaches to Food Waste Management

“The Food and Ag Industry Immersion has been my most rewarding learning experience.” – Laudan Yavari MBA 19

2017-18 Speakers

“This was a great chance to see what some of the ag and food businesses are doing regarding food waste.” – Sara Pace, Business Development Fellow

Live Case Studies Presented by Executives

  • Protecting a brand when a product with poor ingredients is released
  • Marketing and packaging a new product for reducing food waste
  • Conceptualizing personalized nutrition products for a food startup
  • Developing a growth path for scaling up a seed company
  • Encouraging “big food” to adopt biopesticides for meeting sustainability metrics