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DIRECTOR - AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE: Educating Students & The Public On Agricultural Sustainability

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Tom is a professor at UC Davis as well as the director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and of California's statewide program on sustainable agricultural research and education. He spends his typical week teaching, developing new ideas, and meeting with people who will use the information that the institute produces. Tom began his career before agricultural sustainability existed, studying agricultural economics, which incorporates food production, food consumption and population growth.

School: Stanford University - UC Davis
Degree: Economics - Food Research
Job Title: Professor & the Director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute
Employer: UC Davis

Job Summary: Agricultural Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Job Description

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary."

On-the-Job Training

None.

Certification Requirement
At least some doctoral training, if not a doctorate, is usually required.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$45,000 - $143,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
8 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
Doctorate
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m='13250'>this</span> <span m='13410'>big new</span> <span m='13770'>thing</span> <span m='14030'>here,</span> <span m='15080'>and</span> <span m='15270'>I'm</span> <span m='15440'>also</span> <span m='15950'>the</span> <span m='16110'>director</span> <span m='16410'>of</span> <span m='16940'>California's</span> <span m='17980'>statewide</span> <span m='18590'>program</span> <span m='18905'>on</span> <span m='19520'>sustainable</span> <span m='20140'>agriculture</span> <span m='20880'>research</span> <span m='21780'>and</span> <span m='21900'>education,</span> <span m='22560'>so</span> <span m='22710'>that's</span> <span m='23380'>getting</span> <span m='23610'>information</span> <span m='23965'>out to the</span> <span m='24320'>public.</span> </p><p><span m='25266'>In</span> <span m='25740'>a</span> <span m='25920'>typical--</span> <span m='26550'>I</span> <span m='26670'>don't</span> <span m='26840'>have</span> <span m='27010'>a</span> <span m='27080'>typical</span> <span m='27490'>day,</span> <span m='28310'>but</span> <span m='28690'>a</span> <span m='28830'>typical</span> <span m='29280'>week</span> <span m='29590'>or</span> <span m='29660'>a</span> <span m='29720'>typical</span> <span m='30160'>month</span> <span m='30460'>is</span> <span m='30630'>a</span> <span m='30710'>mix</span> <span m='31220'>of</span> <span m='31990'>some</span> <span m='32290'>teaching--</span> <span m='32740'>so</span> <span m='32990'>I</span> <span m='33130'>have</span> <span m='33370'>undergraduate</span> <span m='33765'>and</span> <span m='34160'>graduate</span> <span m='34480'>students.</span> <span m='35580'>I</span> <span m='35750'>spend</span> <span m='36500'>some</span> <span m='36780'>time</span> <span m='37080'>writing</span> <span m='37480'>and</span> <span m='37580'>reading</span> <span m='37990'>and</span> <span m='39010'>trying</span> <span m='39320'>to</span> <span m='39640'>develop</span> <span m='40080'>new</span> <span m='40330'>ideas</span> <span m='40900'>that</span> <span m='41000'>are</span> <span m='41080'>going</span> <span m='41210'>to</span> <span m='41250'>be</span> <span m='41360'>useful.</span> <span m='42750'>But</span> <span m='42930'>I</span> <span m='43050'>spend</span> <span m='43380'>a</span> <span m='43460'>lot</span> <span m='43880'>of</span> <span m='44000'>time</span> <span m='44700'>meeting</span> <span m='45492'>with</span> <span m='45890'>people</span> <span m='46500'>who</span> <span m='46580'>might</span> <span m='46780'>use the</span> <span m='47000'>information</span> <span m='47405'>we</span> <span m='47810'>produce,</span> <span m='48330'>so</span> <span m='48500'>that</span> <span m='48680'>could</span> <span m='48830'>be</span> <span m='49180'>farmers,</span> <span m='49860'>ranchers,</span> <span m='50810'>policymakers,</span> <span m='52340'>journalists,</span> <span m='53510'>whole</span> <span m='53780'>range</span> <span m='54110'>of</span> <span m='54180'>people.</span> <span m='54520'>Everybody</span> <span m='54810'>you</span> <span m='55100'>can</span> <span m='55250'>imagine</span> <span m='55710'>who's</span> <span m='55850'>interested</span> <span m='56185'>in</span> <span m='56520'>food</span> <span m='57290'>in</span> <span m='57410'>principle</span> <span m='58000'>could</span> <span m='58160'>be</span> <span m='58300'>interested</span> <span m='58790'>in</span> <span m='58920'>our</span> <span m='59060'>ideas,</span> <span m='59610'>and</span> <span m='59880'>actually</span> <span m='60100'>we</span> <span m='60270'>get</span> <span m='60380'>ideas</span> <span m='60540'>from</span> <span m='60860'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='61890'>So</span> <span m='62390'>how do</span> <span m='62630'>I</span> <span m='62720'>end up</span> <span m='63130'>here?</span> <span m='64599'>I</span> <span m='65150'>did</span> <span m='65550'>a</span> <span m='65760'>bachelor's</span> <span m='66340'>degree</span> <span m='66640'>in</span> <span m='66740'>economics</span> <span m='67085'>here</span> <span m='67430'>at</span> <span m='67850'>UC</span> <span m='68120'>Davis,</span> <span m='68550'>where I've ended</span> <span m='68910'>up again.</span> <span m='70070'>Went</span> <span m='70440'>on</span> <span m='70760'>to</span> <span m='70930'>Stanford</span> <span m='71540'>to</span> <span m='71630'>get</span> <span m='71790'>a</span> <span m='71850'>Ph.D.</span> <span m='73120'>in</span> <span m='73410'>what</span> <span m='73700'>was</span> <span m='73930'>called</span> <span m='74190'>food</span> <span m='74480'>research,</span> <span m='74980'>that would be</span> <span m='75300'>agricultural</span> <span m='75930'>economics.</span> <span m='77000'>And</span> <span m='77720'>from</span> <span m='77960'>the</span> <span m='78060'>earliest</span> <span m='78560'>part</span> <span m='78740'>of</span> <span m='78820'>my</span> <span m='78970'>career--</span> <span m='79460'>so</span> <span m='79600'>this</span> <span m='79810'>was</span> <span m='80020'>back</span> <span m='80380'>in</span> <span m='80772'>the 1970's</span> <span m='82636'>and</span> <span m='83260'>early</span> <span m='83640'>'80s--</span> <span m='84470'>I</span> <span m='84630'>was</span> <span m='84830'>really</span> <span m='85070'>concerned</span> <span m='85540'>with</span> <span m='85690'>this</span> <span m='85870'>question</span> <span m='86180'>of</span> <span m='86470'>how</span> <span m='86720'>are we</span> <span m='86850'>going to</span> <span m='87030'>feed the world.</span> <span m='88000'>So</span> <span m='88200'>my</span> <span m='88380'>education</span> <span m='88970'>was</span> <span m='89170'>all</span> <span m='89350'>about,</span> <span m='89860'>how</span> <span m='90030'>do</span> <span m='90170'>I</span> <span m='90220'>understand</span> <span m='91350'>food</span> <span m='91620'>production,</span> <span m='92170'>food</span> <span m='92880'>consumption,</span> <span m='94030'>population</span> <span m='94880'>growth,</span> <span m='95900'>economics</span> <span m='96590'>of</span> <span m='96700'>food?</span> <span m='98200'>I</span> <span m='98390'>spent</span> <span m='98850'>10</span> <span m='99270'>years</span> <span m='99560'>working</span> <span m='99830'>for</span> <span m='99970'>Harvard</span> <span m='100290'>University--</span> <span m='101610'>was</span> <span m='101790'>a</span> <span m='101840'>lecturer</span> <span m='102360'>there</span> <span m='102640'>but</span> <span m='102800'>also</span> <span m='103190'>did</span> <span m='103400'>a</span> <span m='103440'>lot</span> <span m='103640'>of</span> <span m='103740'>policy</span> <span m='104240'>advising</span> <span m='104550'>to</span> <span m='104860'>governments</span> <span m='105340'>around</span> <span m='105630'>the</span> <span m='105690'>world.</span> <span m='106580'>Spent</span> <span m='107070'>another</span> <span m='107450'>10</span> <span m='107770'>years</span> <span m='108270'>plus</span> <span m='109340'>doing</span> <span m='109840'>international</span> <span m='110370'>agricultural</span> <span m='110990'>research</span> <span m='111900'>on</span> <span m='112940'>things</span> <span m='113270'>like</span> <span m='114100'>tropical</span> <span m='114640'>rainforests</span> <span m='115740'>and</span> <span m='116250'>local</span> <span m='116580'>people's</span> <span m='116970'>uses</span> <span m='117400'>of</span> <span m='117480'>those</span> <span m='117770'>forests--</span> <span m='118130'>so</span> <span m='118790'>how</span> <span m='118860'>do</span> <span m='118980'>you</span> <span m='119050'>save</span> <span m='119890'>the</span> <span m='120000'>forests</span> <span m='120600'>that</span> <span m='121050'>create</span> <span m='121300'>opportunities</span> <span m='121640'>for</span> <span m='121980'>local</span> <span m='122305'>people?</span> <span m='122630'>And</span> <span m='122895'>then</span> <span m='123480'>six</span> <span m='123750'>years</span> <span m='123970'>ago,</span> <span m='124100'>I</span> <span m='124180'>heard</span> <span m='124320'>about</span> <span m='124520'>this</span> <span m='124760'>great</span> <span m='125060'>job</span> <span m='125375'>back</span> <span m='125690'>here</span> <span m='125980'>in</span> <span m='126130'>California</span> <span m='126770'>where</span> <span m='126900'>I</span> <span m='126930'>started</span> <span m='127310'>out,</span> <span m='127610'>where</span> <span m='127720'>my</span> <span m='127820'>family</span> <span m='128199'>farms.</span> <span m='129120'>Came</span> <span m='129400'>back</span> <span m='129789'>to</span> <span m='129900'>be</span> <span m='130120'>the</span> <span m='130280'>director</span> <span m='130759'>of</span> <span m='130840'>this</span> <span m='131250'>institute.</span> <span m='134210'>So</span> <span m='134250'>it's</span> <span m='134410'>been</span> <span m='134660'>quite</span> <span m='134910'>an</span> <span m='135020'>amazing</span> <span m='135430'>path.</span> </p><p><span m='137000'>Something</span> <span m='137270'>that</span> <span m='137780'>I</span> <span m='137940'>think</span> <span m='138250'>would have</span> <span m='138500'>been--</span> <span m='139480'>I</span> <span m='139540'>don't</span> <span m='139690'>think</span> <span m='139820'>anybody</span> <span m='140150'>could</span> <span m='140190'>know</span> <span m='140620'>this</span> <span m='140840'>when</span> <span m='140960'>they're</span> <span m='141120'>starting</span> <span m='141570'>out,</span> <span m='141890'>but</span> <span m='142240'>just</span> <span m='143260'>things</span> <span m='143550'>are</span> <span m='143650'>changing</span> <span m='144240'>so</span> <span m='144560'>fast.</span> <span m='145372'>Be</span> <span m='145780'>open</span> <span m='146220'>to</span> <span m='146370'>new</span> <span m='146645'>things.</span> <span m='147800'>The</span> <span m='147920'>advice</span> <span m='148410'>that</span> <span m='148500'>would've</span> <span m='148670'>been</span> <span m='148800'>really</span> <span m='149000'>valuable</span> <span m='149440'>to</span> <span m='149540'>me--</span> <span m='149910'>keep</span> <span m='150190'>options</span> <span m='150445'>open</span> <span m='151210'>as</span> <span m='151450'>wide</span> <span m='151630'>as</span> <span m='151830'>possible.</span> <span m='152920'>When</span> <span m='153280'>I</span> <span m='153400'>started</span> <span m='154100'>my</span> <span m='154260'>career,</span> <span m='155330'>this</span> <span m='155580'>great</span> <span m='156030'>job</span> <span m='156370'>I</span> <span m='156480'>had</span> <span m='157070'>didn't</span> <span m='157300'>even</span> <span m='157570'>exist.</span> <span m='158590'>Nobody</span> <span m='159070'>knew</span> <span m='159230'>about</span> <span m='159420'>agricultural</span> <span m='160000'>sustainability.</span> <span m='161320'>Nobody</span> <span m='161790'>was</span> <span m='161890'>trying</span> <span m='162090'>to</span> <span m='162140'>build</span> <span m='162370'>an</span> <span m='162450'>agricultural</span> <span m='163000'>sustainability</span> <span m='163415'>institute.</span> <span m='164700'>So</span> <span m='164880'>I</span> <span m='165100'>was</span> <span m='165330'>fortunate</span> <span m='165810'>enough and</span> <span m='166260'>through</span> <span m='166420'>hard</span> <span m='166650'>work,</span> <span m='167160'>ended</span> <span m='167380'>up</span> <span m='167560'>on</span> <span m='167670'>a</span> <span m='167720'>path</span> <span m='168020'>that</span> <span m='168320'>brought me</span> <span m='168620'>here.</span> </p>","file":{"id":276878,"video_id":"2708159726001","name":"60312956","duration":169620,"thumbnail_url":null}});