Tools for Enhancing On-Farm Resilience to Climate Change workshop seeks to support agricultural conservation professionals in making connections between sustainable farming practices and climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the other environmental and economic benefits.
- Royce Larsen, Area Natural Resource Watershed Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension SLO
- Rob Rutherford, former professor & sheep specialist, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly
- Milt McGiffen, Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist & Plant Physiologist, UC Riverside
- Mark Battany, Viticulture Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension SLO
- Jean-Pierre Wolff, Owner & Vintner, Wolff Vineyard
- To provide agricultural conservation professionals at RCDs, UC Extension and NRCS with tools for growers that will enhance their ability to adapt to changing climate conditions and increase resilience to expected climate impacts. Soil building, biodiversity and water stewardship will be the primary strategies explored.
- To provide a venue for sharing and discussion regarding climate adaptation in agriculture.
- To learn about current climate policy initiatives related to agriculture.
DATE & TIME: Thursday November 21, 2013 • 9:30am – 3:30pm. Arrive at 9:15am for coffee & pastries. Lunch will be provided.
LOCATION: Wolff Vineyard, San Luis Obispo. Directions will be sent upon registration.
WHO: The workshop is open to NRCS, Cooperative Extension and RCD staff.
RSVP: To ensure your space in the workshop, please RSVP by November 14 to Renata Brillinger at email@example.com. There is no registration fee (it is funded by Western SARE). Space is limited.