CalCAN Executive Director Renata Brillinger made a presentation at a May 2015 “Resilient Food Systems” conference at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. The topic of the presentation was “Climate and Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities in California.”
The following presentations were videotaped at a May 2011 workshop for the staff of the California National Resources Conservation Service, Cooperative Extension and Resource Conservation Districts at the Cooperative Extension Station in Five Points.
Peter van de Water is an assistant professor at California State University Fresno in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. In this presentation he reviews the expected impacts of climate change on California agriculture.
Johan Six is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis who specializes in climate and agriculture research. Here, he provides an overview of the farming practices that are demonstrating the greatest promise for greenhouse gas emission reduction and carbon sequestration.
Jacqui Gaskill is the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service State Energy Conservation Specialist stationed in Davis, California. She gave an overview of on-farm renewable energy generation options, energy efficiency and conservation measures, and government programs to facilitate and fund these activities.
Jeff Mitchell is a Cooperative Extension Cropping Systems Specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences Science at UC Davis. This presentation includes a summary of conservation tillage systems and their potential benefits for greenhouse gas reductions, air, water and soil resource management, soil quality assessment and interpretation, and the development and evaluation of sustainable crop production systems.
Renata Brillinger, Executive Director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network, discusses climate policy initiatives and their relevance to California agriculture.