When they began their studies at UC Santa Barbara in the 1980s, Greg Massa and Raquel Krach would never have imagined themselves where they are today: growing organic crops on a family farm outside of Chico, CA. But a tropical biology program in Costa Rica sparked an appreciation of the role of ecology in agriculture and kindled a love – for farming and for each other – that set a new trajectory for their lives.
Agriculture isn’t just about sowing the land; it’s about finding solutions to modern problems facing our food supply. With farmland shrinking and a hungry population growing, what’s being done to ensure an abundant food supply that will be healthier, last longer, taste better?
In the second installment of the UCTV Prime series “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming,” we’ll learn about UC Davis’ unprecedented “100-year experiment” and meet the first graduates of a brand new major: sustainable agriculture and food systems.