Darryl Wong

Position: UCSC Center for Agroecology

Darryl Wong serves as the executive director for the UC Santa Cruz, Center for Agroecology, a position he has held since 2022. As the executive director, Darryl works to synchronize and coordinate the center’s activities spanning research, education, and extension programs.  Before holding the director role, he worked at the Center as the Research Lands Manager, co-managing 10 acres of organic production fields, instructing beginning farmer and undergraduate agroecology courses, and collaborating on faculty field research.  Darryl completed his Ph.D. in Agroecology at UCSC, focusing on soil health, regenerative agriculture, and organic no-till systems in California.  Darryl has farmed for over 15 years, owning and operating a diversified organic farm North of Santa Cruz for 6 of those seasons.