Webinar #1 of Farming for Success in the 21st Century:
Webinar Series for Agriculture Conservation Professionals
California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
Increasing biodiversity can help growers cope with a changing climate and more extreme weather events by providing “insurance” against unpredictable conditions and by restoring the ecosystem services that support crop productivity. This webinar will discuss the climate benefits and additional environmental and economic benefits of on-farm biological diversity in farm products and in the landscape, as well as some tools and the practical considerations.
Louise Jackson, UC Davis, Department of Land, Air, Water Resources
Sam Earnshaw, Hedgerows Unlimited
Judith Redmond, Full Belly Farm.
This three-part webinar series offered is geared to agricultural conservation professionals such as RCD, Extension and NRCS staff. Each session provides an overview of expected climate impacts such as increased water scarcity, warming temperatures and unpredictable and extreme weather events, and tools for enhancing on-farm resilience and adaptation to changing climate conditions.