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. For questions and to learn more, click below on specific programs and videos from previous grant awardees. You may also contact us at

Climate Smart Agriculture Videos



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 . Incentive Programs are developed in coordination with the Science Advisory Panel which facilitates public comment process. Learn more about the Science Advisory Panel.

AB 1757 Nature-Based Climate Solutions Targets

AB 1757 requires the setting of ambitious targets for nature-based climate solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to support state goals to achieve carbon neutrality and foster climate adaption and resilience. Check out the targets for cropland and grasslands and how CDFA will be participating in achieving these targets! Learn more about AB 1757 here.