Education and Outreach
Russell Ranch-SAFS has hosted annual field days from 1994-2012 (in 2007 the field day was at a local farm). This year's field day will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 with the theme, "Harnessing Technology for Agriculture." Last year, faculty, extension and students presented on nitrogen, water and climate change. Click here for more about last year's event.
In the past, SAFS field days have featured grower panels, tractor demonstrations and presentations of research findings. The field day in 2008 focused on how growers cope with increased energy costs (read about it in the SAFS newsletter).
Russell Ranch hosts many visitors and field trips throughout the year. Approximately 400 people visit Russell Ranch annually to learn about sustainable agriculture. If you are interested in bring your class to Russell Ranch, please contact Emma Torbert.
In the past, Russell Ranch produced a newsletter three times a year that reached approximately 1250 recipients. See the newsletter archives here. The SAFS website provides up-to-date newsletters, press reports and a presentation on improving agricultural runoff management (SAFS website). Russell Ranch acts as a living laboratory for several agronomy and soil science classes on campus, as well as hosting several undergraduate internships, and hosts numerous national and international visitors each year.