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Michael Cohen

Organic Materials Management in Agri-Food Systems Advisor
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
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San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Alameda County Cooperative Extension
Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension


Michael's work at UCCE is dedicated to advancing sustainable practices in organic materials management. Michael engages in collaborative applied research and community outreach activities to develop innovative solutions for redirecting organic materials away from landfills and repurpose them for alternative uses, such as soil amendments and bioenergy production. Through the implementation of such projects, nutrients from the organic waste sector cycle back into working landscapes and food system supply chains, thereby bolstering the resilience and sustainability of Bay Area food and farming systems.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from CSU Northridge and a Ph.D. in microbiology from UC Davis and has conducted research in wastewater and biomaterials management, plant pathology, and agronomy at universities and institutes in the US and abroad.


PhD Microbiology, University of California, Davis. 1996

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