Entries by Ginger Welsh


Jim Pantaleo Heads to NCERA-101

AIFS is proud to have Jim Pantaleo, Business Development Coordinator attend and represent our institute at the nation’s top controlled environment agriculture scientists – the NCERA-101 event in Tucson at the Marriott University Park Hotel, September 11-14. He will moderate a panel on Tuesday, September 13 entitled “Production Quality in Indoor Agriculture” with panelists iUNU […]


Career Exploration Fellow in the Taylor Watercress Lab

I recently had the opportunity to intern in the UC Davis Plant Science department in Dr. Gail Taylor’s lab for three months over the summer.  As a Career Exploration Fellow with the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems, I had a wonderful experience collaborating with students and researchers from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels. I […]

AIFS Staff travels to GreenTech and the Netherlands

The week of June 13, 2022, a University of California delegation, led by UC ANR’s Gabe Youtsey, with representation from Jim Pantaleo, AIFS Business Development Coordinator took part in GreenTech; Europe’s largest horticultural trade show with over 13,000 attendees over a 3-day period. Dutch host, Maureen de Haan of the FME, who represent over 2,200 […]

Teacher Fellowship Program

Learn about the first cohort of educators in the AIFS Teacher Fellowship Program. This Externship and Curriculum Writing Package will cover training and curriculum development activities for 10 high school teachers in California using drones in the classroom for agricultural applications. Read more about the AIFS Teacher Fellowship Program

AIFS featured in Inside Unmanned Systems

Inside Unmanned Systems published their February/March food issue: Autonomy from Field to Fork. Inside AI: Food Processing and Distribution in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. This article, written by AIFS Director Ilias Tagkopoulos and Co-PI and Lead of the Food Processing and Distribution Cluster Nitin Nitin, shared how a strategic initiative by the National Science […]

Bisch joins Stakeholder Advisory Board

The AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems announced Michael Bisch as the newest member of the Stakeholder Advisory Board. Michael Bisch is the executive director of the Yolo Food Bank. The Stakeholder Advisory Board serves AIFS to advise on public policy and strategic impact. The AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems, or AIFS, […]