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

2024 State of the Science Summit

2024 State of the Science Summit: Reducing Methane from Animal Agriculture

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: Reducing Methane from Animal Agriculture. The Summit will be held May 21-22, 2024 at the ARC Ballroom 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.

Registration for our 2024 event is now available.

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2024 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. 

Additionally, the Summit will have space for companies with products aimed at reducing enteric methane, or assisting in that effort, to have poster space during breaks and reception. Please check the box on the registration page, noting your request for space.

You can read about last year's State of the Science Summit and the resulting report here: https://ucdavisclear.co/2023-summit

Rows of 2023 Feed Summit attendees raise their hands during a panel discussion


The event featured California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Helene Dillard. Leading academic researchers, CDFA staff, and cattle producers and industry representatives also participated and attended.

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.


Davis Hotels

UC Davis Hyatt 

  1. Use this link to take you to the website (using this link is important because the discount is built into the URL).
  2. Click on the “Book Now” button, enter your arrival and departure dates, and click the “Book Now” button again. Here is where you will see room options for the 2024 State of Science Summit.
  3. Select your room type and proceed with the booking.

If you have problems with the link, make sure you’re not trying to book outside the arrival and departure dates. 

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

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

Thank you to our sponsors:

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