Join Us as We Address the Impacts of Climate Change On California Agriculture!

The 4th California Climate & Agriculture Summit

On March 24 & 25, the 4th California Climate & Agriculture Summit will take place in Davis, CA. The Summit is organized by California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN), a coalition of the state’s leading sustainable agriculture organizations and farmer allies that came together out of climate change concerns. They mainly focus on climate change impacts on California agriculture and methods to advance sustainable agricultural solutions to a changing climate.

At the Summit, you will learn the latest science, policy, and practices that address climate change and sustainable agriculture in California. You will network with diverse participants including farmers, ranchers, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and agriculture professionals.

Don’t miss the farm tour!

The Summit begins on March 24 with farm tours in Yolo County. The tour starts at Rominger Brothers Farm with a focus on water conservation. Then, at Yolo Cattle Co. you will learn about grazing management and native grass restoration. Next, you will visit Hedgerow Farms and see a variety of hedgerow and riparian plantings and learn about their role in climate resilience. Lunch at Yolo Cattle Company is included!

On March 25 there is a full day of plenary, workshops, and poster presentations. The day begins with a keynote address by Craig McNamara, owner of Sierra Orchards and Chair of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, followed by a panel of farmers sharing their experiences with the drought. After a healthy and delicious catered lunch, the Summit will continue into the afternoon with more workshop sessions and poster presentations. Wrap up the day with a wine and cheese reception to cross-pollinate and mingle with this diverse group of attendees, speakers and presenters.

A full program is available on the CalCAN website.