Agriculture Experts to be Recognized for their Leadership on Climate Change

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2022 by Renata Brillinger

Sustainable Agriculture Leaders

The 7th California Climate and Agriculture Summit will be taking place on November 13 & 14, 2022 in Davis, CA. Leaders in sustainable agriculture and climate change will come together to grapple with the challenges California’s farmers and ranchers face with climate change. What’s more, they will share success stories and innovations for curbing climate change and ensuring the long-term viability of our food system.

On November 14th, Climate Leadership Awards will be presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their fields to accelerate a transition to a healthy, just, and climate-resilient farming system, and who have also demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines and approach their work holistically. This year’s awards go to the following four people:

POLICYMAKER: ASSEMBLYMEMBER ROBERT RIVAS
District 30 (Hollister), Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair

FARMER: ELLEE IGOE
Solidarity Farm & Foodshed Small Farm Distro (San Diego County)

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDER: SACHA LOZANO
Ag Stewardship Program Manager, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

RESEARCHER: TIM BOWLES
Assistant Professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, UC Berkeley

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Join us at the Summit!

The 7th California Climate & Agriculture Summit is a two-day event featuring tours of three Yolo County farms on November 13, 2022, and a conference with presentations and speakers at UC Davis on November 14, 2022. Participants include farmers, agriculture professionals, researchers, advocates, and policymakers.

The farm tour is sold out, but there are still tickets left for November 14 when more than 80 speakers and poster presenters and 350 attendees will explore the science, policy, and practice of climate change and agriculture in California.

Here is a sample of some of the topics:

  • California‚Äôs Big Climate Plans: What do they mean on the ground?
  • Scaling Up Ag Climate Solutions Across the Country
  • Healthy Soils Science
  • Practical On-Farm Drought Management Strategies
  • Agricultural Solutions to Enhance Wildfire Resilience
  • Farmworker Health & Wellbeing in the Face of Climate Change
  • Secure Land Tenure as a Climate Solution
  • California’s Big Climate Plans: What do they mean on the ground?

The full program is available here.

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