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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #21-163
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STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TO DISCUSS CALIFORNIA’S NATURAL AND WORKING LANDS CLIMATE SMART STRATEGY AT UPCOMING MEETING ON DECEMBER 7th

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SACRAMENTO, December 3, 2021 – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss California’s draft Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy at its upcoming virtual meeting.  This strategy is the first in the nation to guide and accelerate near- and long-term climate action across key California landscapes. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. –  1:45 p.m. via GoToWebinar.
 
Meeting Link:              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2234979903726603024
 
Webinar ID:                 418-671-731
 
“California’s ranchers and ranching families are an integral part of a successful natural and working lands climate smart strategy,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “The ranching legacy in California is one that is dedicated to stewardship and conservation – fostering biodiversity and protecting an important landscape for future generations.”
 
In addition to the climate smart strategy, the Board will also hear a keynote presentation from a representative of Euromonitor International on global sustainable packaging trends within the food sector. The presentation will be followed by discussion with representatives from a selection of innovative packaging companies working on zero-waste and agricultural recycled products.
 
Invited speakers include: Maria Coronado Robles, Euromonitor International; Amanda Hansen, California Natural Resources Agency; Julie Morris, Morris Grassfed; Victoria Rodriguez, California Cattlemen’s Foundation; Darrell Wood, California Rangeland Trust/Darrell Wood Ranches;  Annika Greve, Loop/TerraCycle; Amanda Freund, CowPots; Ciaran McCarthy, Paradise Packaging Company and other invited speakers.
 
“As we look to guide climate action across California’s working and natural landscapes, we also need to look at the potential within the agricultural sector,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “Climate smart agriculture practices have provided significant gains in reducing greenhouse emissions, but we can do so much more with investments and research into agricultural by-products, zero waste and agricultural technology. Sustainable packaging is one component in the food sector where California can be a leader.”
 
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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