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Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , officeofpublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov

California Department of Food and Agriculture
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STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TO DISCUSS CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE OPPORTUNITIES AND ON-FARM INNOVATIONS AT ITS UPCOMING MEETING ON NOVEMBER 2

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SACRAMENTO, October 28, 2021 – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss opportunities and on-farm innovations related to climate smart agriculture at its upcoming meeting. The Board will also hear a keynote presentation by a representative from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the potential of soil carbon sequestration on natural and working lands.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. –  1:45 p.m. via GoToWebinar.
 
Meeting Link:              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1664635734223907852
 
Webinar ID:                 928-950-899
           
“California is a national leader in investing in climate smart agriculture,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “These investments have assisted California’s farmers and ranchers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also enhancing the sustainability of working lands. In continuing on-farm adaptation, we need to be innovative and bold to meet our future climate goals.”
 
Invited speakers include: Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Glenda Humiston, UC Agricultural Natural Resources; Jeff Dlott, LandScan; Bea Alvarez, Carbon Sink Farms; John Hamel II, Hamel Family Wines; Aaron Barcellos, A-Bar Ag Enterprises; Rachael O’Brien, California Department of Food and Agriculture and other invited speakers. 
 
“Agriculture continues to be an important part of climate discussions because of the broad-based positive contributions that farming and ranching provide,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “On-farm practices, such as building soil health, are opportunities that all farmers can undertake to help address climate change and lay the foundation for a sustainable agricultural future.” 
 
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The Board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials; agricultural representatives; and citizens to discuss current issues and concerns to California agriculture.
 
This meeting will have simultaneous audio translation in Spanish and can be accessed at (844) 460-0074 at the start of the meeting.
 

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