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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation

Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation


The mission of the Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation is to serve California by supporting agricultural production and incentivizing practices resulting in a net benefit for the environment through innovation, efficient management and science.

The Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation is accepting applications for technical assistance grants to serve CDFA’s Climate Smart Agriculture Incentive programs. Non-profit organizations, California academic institutions and California Resource Conservation Districts are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by email to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov no later than September 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. PT. Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.


Dairy Digester Research & Development Program

The Healthy Soils Program

State Water Efficiency Enhancement Program

Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis

Alternative Manure Management Program

Research

Questions? Feedback? Join the conversation by contacting cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov.

OEFI 2018 Events Calendar

August

 
30
Aug

Listening Session in Oroville – Healthy Soils Program & State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

 
31
Aug

Listening Session in El Centro – Healthy Soils Program & State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program


September

 
4
Sept

Listening Session in Fresno –
Healthy Soils Program & State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

Guiding Principles of the OEFI

Guilding Principles of the Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation

Vision Statement

To be a trusted and valued resource for scientific analysis and support to stakeholders and state agencies in the development and implementation of economically viable agricultural practices that optimize environmental and public health.

Environmental Farming Act

CDFA's Incentive Programs are implemented under the authority of the Environmental Farming Act (PDF). Incentive Programs are developed in coordination with the Science Advisory Panel which facilitates public comment process. Learn more about the Science Advisory Panel.