Food and Agriculture Industry Immersion

Got Caviar? UC Davis MBA Food & Ag Industry Immersion Visit to Sustainable Sturgeon Farm
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Got Caviar? UC Davis MBA Food & Ag Industry Immersion Visit to Sustainable Sturgeon Farm

MBA alumnus Ali Bolourchi leads exclusive tour

UC Davis MBA students learn first-hand about the process of making sustainable, high-quality caviar on an exclusive tour of the Tsar Nicoulai Caviar sturgeon farm led by MBA alumnus Ali Bolourchi, the eco-certified farm's president. Watch the video.

My Mission: Rival the Snack Industry with Nutritious Food Startup
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My Mission: Rival the Snack Industry with Nutritious Food Startup

“Make the world a better place for the next generation”

Double Aggie Peter Barrick MBA 16, CEO of snack food startup Rivalz, is focused on reversing the global pandemic of malnutrition, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity propagated by Big Snack companies over the past 50 years.

Brewing a More Sustainable and Nutritious Future
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Brewing a More Sustainable and Nutritious Future

Upcycling spent beer grains can pack foods and beverages with sustainable nutrition

Are beer grains the next big breakthrough to battle global malnutrition? GSM Senior Scholar Harold Schmitz's latest groundbreaking food research shows that upcycled brewers’ spent grain is rich in protein and fiber and more sustainable than other plant-based ingredients. 

Food Trifecta Summit Features Nexus of Taste, Health, and Sustainability
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Food Trifecta Summit Features Nexus of Taste, Health, and Sustainability

Hosted by UC Davis MBA Food & Wine Leadership Club

Full-Time MBA Nathaniel Morrison of the Food & Wine Leadership Club recaps their campus-wide event featuring experts’ views and the story behind Vine to Bar chocolate.

 
Wine Unites Us: UC Davis and Burgundy School of Business MBAs Team Up
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Wine Unites Us: UC Davis and Burgundy School of Business MBAs Team Up

How UC Davis led me to Chile and the international business of wine

MBA student Lauren Goldenberg sums up the international collaboration: We presented ways to improve the perception of Chilean wine in the U.S. Wine enthusiasts know that Chile produces beautiful, complex, world-class wine, but how could this perception be amplified in the U.S.?  

UC Davis Places in Top 3 in Second Annual Food & Ag Business Challenge 
Six teams with 18 students from Colorado State University; University of California, Riverside; Sacramento State University; University of California, Chico; University of California, Berkely; and UC Davis participated in the 2nd Annual Food & Ag Business Challenge.
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UC Davis Places in Top 3 in Second Annual Food & Ag Business Challenge 

Competition draws student teams from across California and the West  

Students put their collective experience, knowledge and skills to work on a pressing supply chain issue facing Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry company and lead sponsor of the challenge—with $6,000 in prize money to the top teams.  

Building a Business from Repurposed Beer Waste
Zachary Wardle
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Building a Business from Repurposed Beer Waste

My exclusive fireside chat with EverGrain founder and CEO Gregory Belt

Zak Wardle MBA 24 shares a behind-the-scenes look into his conversation with top food executive and CEO of EverGrain, Greg Belt. 

Cultivating My Ag Roots with a UC Davis MBA
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Cultivating My Ag Roots with a UC Davis MBA

Bringing new perspective to my fifth-generation farming family

Agriculture is in Nathan James’ blood. This fifth-generation pear farmer and Coast Guard veteran shares details about what he’s gained by being part of the GSM community. 

 
From Uganda to UC Davis: My Journey in Food Sustainability
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From Uganda to UC Davis: My Journey in Food Sustainability

What I learned as an MBA about feeding the world and combating food waste

Having worked with rural farmers in Uganda, Justine Okello MBA 23 had a unique perspective when he enrolled in the UC Davis food and agriculture industry immersion program. 

Moo-ved into Action: Bridging Small Farmers and Big Food Companies
Kate Capurso
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Moo-ved into Action: Bridging Small Farmers and Big Food Companies

My MBA journey leading to the sustainability team at Blue Diamond Growers

Full-Time MBA alumna Kate Capurso reflects on how her MBA journey, including the Food & Ag Industry Immersions experience, led to the sustainability team at Blue Diamond Growers.

Business and Culture in Chile: Our Whirlwind MBA Study Trip
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Business and Culture in Chile: Our Whirlwind MBA Study Trip

Exclusive company tours include mining, biotech, farming and winemaking

Full-Time MBA Tommy Henneman and Bay Area MBA Kevin Leung teamed up to detail their class journey to Santiago, Chile, as part of the 2022 International Study Trip. 

Chardonnay Marc: A ‘Trifecta’ of Health, Taste and Sustainability
Grapes used to make chardonnay wine
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Chardonnay Marc: A ‘Trifecta’ of Health, Taste and Sustainability

UC Davis research leads to development of food ingredient using winemaking byproduct

UC Davis researchers, including GSM Senior Scholar Harold Schmitz, are providing more insight into how grape skins and seeds, which usually go to waste during the making of chardonnay wine, may be a valuable and healthful ingredient in new food

Our MBA Team Dug Deep into the Keto Diet Market
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Our MBA Team Dug Deep into the Keto Diet Market

Gaining experience in niche food product pipeline development

One of the main reasons I chose the UC Davis MBA program is the range of opportunities to learn more about the food and agriculture industry at the world’s top-ranked research university in the field," blogs Nathaniel Morrison MBA 23.

Exclusive Field Visits Reveal the Complexities of Managing Agribusinesses
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Exclusive Field Visits Reveal the Complexities of Managing Agribusinesses

Native American Opportunity Plan made an MBA more accessible

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management was my choice to pursue an MBA as it offered exactly what I was seeking—and the Food and Agriculture Immersion seemed like an incredible opportunity.

UC Davis MBA: Take A Deep Dive Into Industry Immersions
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UC Davis MBA: Take A Deep Dive Into Industry Immersions

Video hosted by Poets&Quants' founder John Byrne

See how our Industry Immersion experiences give UC Davis MBA students access to a powerful, collaborative network tied to UC Davis' globally ranked programs in Food and Agriculture, Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy and Tech Finance.

Partnership between Food & AgTech VCs and UC Davis Researchers Opens Doors for MBAs
Lucas Haskins
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Partnership between Food & AgTech VCs and UC Davis Researchers Opens Doors for MBAs

Opportunity to accelerate industry innovation

UC Davis is well-known as the global epicenter of the food and agriculture technology startup ecosystem. When it came to decide on where I should go for my MBA, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management was my number one choice.

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research
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Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research

Historic Gift Funds New Center for Agricultural Innovation and Research Grants to Drive a Sustainable Future

The University of California, Davis, announced that philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged the largest gift ever to the university by individual donors. The $50 million pledge will support the