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Press Advisory

October 31, 2022

CONTACT: Renata Brillinger, CalCAN Executive Director • (707) 536-7619 (c)
Press passes are available by emailing

Agriculture Experts to be Recognized for their
Leadership on Climate Change

DAVIS, CA – The 7th California Climate and Agriculture Summit is taking place on November 13 & 14, 2022 in Davis. Thought leaders in sustainable agriculture and climate change will come together to grapple with the challenges facing California's farmers and ranchers in the face of climate change, and to share success stories and innovations for curbing climate change and ensuring the long-term viability of our food system.

On Nov. 14th, Climate Leadership Awards will be presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their fields to accelerate a transition to a healthy, just and climate-resilient farming system, and who have also demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines and approach their work holistically. This year's awards go to the following four people:

  • Policymaker: Assemblymember Robert Rivas, District 30 (Hollister), Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair
  • Farmer/Rancher: Ellee Igoe, Solidarity Farm & Foodshed Small Farm Distro (San Diego County)
  • Technical Assistance Provider: Sacha Lozano, Ag Stewardship Program Manager, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
  • Researcher: Tim Bowles, Assistant Professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, UC Berkeley

More About the Summit:

On Nov. 13, we will tour three farms in Yolo County that 
showcase projects and practices for wildfire and drought resilience, soil health and farm viability. 

On Nov. 14 at the UC Davis Conference Center, more than 80 speakers and poster presenters and 350 attendees will explore the science, policy and practice of climate change and agriculture in California. Participants include farmers, agriculture professionals, researchers, advocates and policymakers. Here is a sample of some of the topics:

— California’s Big Climate Plans: What do they mean on the ground? —
— Scaling Up Ag Climate Solutions Across the Country —
— Healthy Soils Science —
— Practical On-Farm Drought Management Strategies —
— Agricultural Solutions to Enhance Wildfire Resilience —
— Farmworker Health & Wellbeing in the Face of Climate Change —
— Secure Land Tenure as a Climate Solution —

The full program is available here 
Press passes are available by emailing


CalCAN is a statewide coalition that advances state and federal policy to realize the
powerful climate solutions offered by sustainable and organic agriculture.

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