Only a few days remain until the 4th California Climate & Agriculture Summit at UC Davis! Tickets for the Farm Tour are sold out, but partial-day tickets for Wednesday, March 25th are still available here for $60. Partial-day tickets include admittance from 11:00am – 6:30pm for the workshop sessions and reception.
The CalCAN Summit is an opportunity for California growers, researchers and policymakers to engage in conversation about the opportunities for climate change mitigation and adaptation in sustainable agriculture systems. Our three previous summits have yielded a wealth of collaborations and ideas that continue to make an impact today.
This year, we bring together some of California’s most innovative agricultural stakeholders to collaborate on pressing topics, ranging from drought solutions to the science of rangeland management and climate protection.
You will also learn about CalCAN’s policy work on climate and agriculture issues, including the release of our Blueprint for a California Program on Climate and Agriculture.
What to Expect
It all begins with the Climate Resilience Farm Tour on March 24th, where we will see climate change adaptation and mitigation in action as we tour three exemplary Yolo County farms. Participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from growers at Rominger Brothers Farms, Yolo Cattle Co., and Hedgerow Farms, and to see their cutting-edge management practices up-close.
On March 25th, more than 300 farmers, researchers, policymakers and advocates will gather at UC Davis to explore the science, policy and practice of climate change and agriculture.
The day kicks off with keynote addresses from Ken Alex, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Brown, and Craig McNamara, Owner of Sierra Orchards and Chair of the State Board of Food and Agriculture. The plenary panel, Farmer Perspectives on the Drought, should be a fascinating (and timely!) conversation.
Next, participants will hear an overview of climate and agriculture policy from CalCAN’s Renata Brillinger and Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm. To conclude the plenary session, CalCAN will present Climate and Agriculture Leadership Awards to three individuals dedicated to promoting climate change solutions on California farms and ranches.
Workshop sessions follow from 11am onward — a total of fifteen options to choose from throughout the day. Preview the offerings now by taking a look at the day’s agenda.
Summit participants will have ample opportunity to engage in discussion with our esteemed panelists. During breaks, be sure to check out the Summit’s poster presentations, whose research includes everything from large scale rainwater catchment systems to the benefits of beaver on California rangelands.
The Summit concludes with a wine and cheese reception.
We hope you’ll join us!
Register for a partial-day ticket by clicking here.
The full Summit Agenda is located here.
Agendas and presentations from previous Summits are online here.