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California & The International Community Webinar: Looking to Soil as a Climate Smart Agricultural Strategy

Thursday, December 5th, 2017 • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST (California)

Agenda & Speakers

  • Introduction

    • Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, CDFA
  • Panel 1: What are healthy soils? A closer look at the composition and benefits of building soil organic matter

    • Dr. Geetika Joshi, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDFA
  • Panel 2: Examining the impacts soil degradation in California and around the world

    • Dr. Elia Scudiero, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USDA
    • Mr. Ronald Vargas, Secretary of the Global Soils Partnership, FAO
  • Panel 3: Public and private efforts to build soil health

    • Dr. Guihua Chen, Senior Environmental Scientist , CDFA
    • Gregoire James, Founder and President, Genera Cycle
  • Panel 4: Success stories

    • Glenn McGourty, UCCE Advisor Mendocino County, UCCE
    • Dr. Ravi Gopal Singh, Cropping Systems Agronomist, CIMMYT

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