California Climate & Agriculture Network Announces 6th Summit

The sixth California Climate & Agriculture Summit kicks off on Monday, March 4 with tours of innovative, climate-friendly farms in Yolo County. On Tuesday, March 5, we will convene for a day-long conference followed by a festive evening in celebration of 10 years of advocacy and leadership by the California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN). Join us to: 
  • Explore the latest science, policy, and practice of climate-friendly farming in California. 
  • Network with a diverse group of leading growers, researchers, policymakers, agricultural professionals, and advocates. 
  • Engage in a robust dialogue about how we can work together to address climate change with farming-focused solutions.
Earlybird registration opens December 3, 2018. Discounted prices are available through January 15, 2019. Past Summits have sold out well in advance, so buy your tickets early.
Conference schedule for March 5, 2019:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.



Marking 10 Years of CalCAN Coalition Work


Renata Brillinger, CalCAN executive director and partners

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Leadership Award Presentations


CalCAN will recognize several individuals who have demonstrated leadership in climate and agriculture science, policy, and practice, and engage them in a panel discussion.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Climate & Agriculture Policy: Vision & Action


Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN policy director

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Break & Poster Session

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Session #1

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Session

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Workshop Session #2

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Workshop Session #3

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate CalCAN’s 10th Birthday

For more information about the CalCAN Summit, contact Amy Winzer
This article was written by CalCAN.
The California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN) brings a sustainable agricultural perspective to climate change and agriculture policy. Their efforts are aimed at increasing funding for research, technical assistance, and financial incentives for farmers whose practices provide environmental benefits.