Learn about cutting-edge science, practice, and policy related to the climate benefits of sustainable and organic agriculture. Maria Rodale will report on scientific research that proves the connection between organic farming and a reduced carbon footprint. Joe Morris heads up the Rancher-to-Rancher project to examine and educate ranchers about how holistic rangeland management practices affect ecosystems processes such as the mineral, water and carbon cycles, energy flows and biodiversity. Renata Brillinger will summarize some current climate and agriculture policy initiatives designed to incentivize climate-friendly farming.
Renata Brillinger, California Climate and Agriculture Network, Sebastopol, CA;
Joe Morris, Morris Grassfed Beef, San Juan Bautista, CA;
Maria Rodale, Rodale, Inc., Bethlehem, PA.