March 30, 2023
What is the Future of Agriculture?
What does Central Valley agriculture look like in 2045? The climate that has allowed California to become a global food producer is changing. Many producers already implement soil- and climate-smart practices like cover-cropping. How can agriculture producers and landowners continue to make profit and increase yields under drought, groundwater use restrictions, and warmer weather? How can California support farmers’ transition to new practices and adoption of new technologies?
Climate Now, in partnership with The Maddy Institute, the Livermore Lab Foundation, Fresno State, California State University, Bakersfield, California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced hosted an audience of 700+ in-person and virtual registrants at this first-of-its-kind summit at Fresno State University’s Satellite Student Union. See below to view the event gallery, press release, and video recording of the full summit and panel discussions.
Read about it in the news:
Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire, Dean of The Jordan College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology at Fresno State gives opening remarks.
Secretary Karen Ross of the California Department of Food and Agriculture gives keynote address.
Jennifer Pett-Ridge of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory delivers remarks on what California policy provides producers in response to climate change.
Louie Brown of sponsor Kahn, Soares & Conway LLP, moderates Producer-led Panel.
Hector Lujan of sponsor Reiter Affiliated Companies and Daniel Hartwig of Woolf Farms share their perspective on the Producer-led Panel
Alan Fukada, Claude Corcos and Caitlin Peterson participate on the Enhancing and Preserving Water Panel.
George Peridas of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory gives remarks on the Economics of Carbon Geologic Storage on Ag Lands
Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval moderates Lunch Panel on Agriculture Policy with Bill Smittcamp from sponsor Wawona Frozen Foods and others.
James Lawler, Founder of Climate Now, Jennifer Pett-Ridge of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Secretary Karen Ross.
President Jiménez-Sandoval, Dennis Parnagian and Bill Smittcamp mingle and review student research posters.
Attendees listening to the program.