A dairy cow at the feeding trough at the UC Davis Dairy.

2023 Feed Summit

State of the Science Summit: Feed Strategies to Reduce Enteric Emissions 

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invite you to participate in a two-day conference: State of the Science Summit: Feed Strategies to Reduce Enteric Emissions. The Summit will be held May 2-3, 2023 at UC Davis. 

The Summit will include informational presentations and panel discussions with leading experts in methane mitigation and animal science, connecting the dots between the scientific and regulatory aspects of feed strategies to reduce enteric emissions. Our goal is to identify opportunities for collaboration and research that can help the dairy and beef industries meet climate goals.

The event will feature California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Helene Dillard. Joining them will be leading academic researchers, CDFA staff, and cattle producers and industry representatives.

Panels will discuss:

  • The state of current research around enteric methane reductions via feed strategies
  • Methods and protocols for evaluating methane reduction
  • Opportunities for research
  • Supply chain drivers influencing the adoption of feed additives
  • Outlook and industry guidance when evaluating product safety and claims
  • Producer adoption of feed additives

Review the Tentative Agenda

Lunch will be provided both days and dietary considerations can be noted when registering. A reception will be held the first evening on the conference. If you are unable to attend in person, please register for the virtual option when registering. 

Register Online

In person capacity is limited. We anticipate a livestream option will be available.  

Getting to UC Davis

UC Davis is located just outside of Sacramento, CA and is near Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Taxis, ride-sharing apps and airport shuttles are all available modes of transportation, as well as car rentals. The airport is also serviced by public transportation. The University is about 1.5 hours from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with an airport shuttle option to Davis and car rentals.

If staying in Davis, there is a student-operated bus line, Unitrans, that operates in town and will drop you off on campus. It’s an easy and economical way to get around Davis.


Parking at UC Davis

If you are driving to campus paid parking is available via an app called ParkMobileYou can find information about ParkMobile here. The nearest available parking spots will be the Pavilion Parking Structure and Visitor Parking Lot 40. We have many other parking areas on campus, which you can locate on this campus map. Note: there is a parking lot in front of the ARC Ballrooms, but it fills up quickly.



There are many hotels to choose from in Davis and the Sacramento region. Here is a selection, among many for you to choose from. There are hotels near the airport, and in Downtown Sacramento as well. UC Davis is roughly 20 minutes from Downtown Sacramento.

Davis Hotels

UC Davis Hyatt 
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Davis 
Best Western Plus Palm Court Downtown Davis  
Aggie Inn  
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Hyatt House Davis
Marriot Residence Inn Sacramento Davis

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 2-3, 2023
9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
UC Davis - ARC Ballroom

For more information, please contact caesevents@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-1164.

Thank you to our sponsors:

California Grain & Feed Association logo
UC Davis CLEAR Center Logo