California Climate & Agriculture Network

  • CalCAN field day in the Central Valley with farm advisors learning about conservation tillage.
    CalCAN field day in the Central Valley with farm advisors learning about conservation tillage.
  • CalCAN field day at Paicines Ranch focused on sustainable rangeland management.
    CalCAN field day at Paicines Ranch focused on sustainable rangeland management.
  • Examining cattle scat impacts on soil and grass at a CalCAN field day at TomKat Ranch.
    Examining cattle scat impacts on soil and grass at a CalCAN field day at TomKat Ranch.
  • Russ Lester at Dixon Ridge Farms, CalCAN advisor, turns walnut shell waste into renewable
energy.
    Russ Lester at Dixon Ridge Farms, CalCAN advisor, turns walnut shell waste into renewable energy.
  • Grant:
    Farmer Leadership on Climate Policy
    Program:
    Ecological Agriculture
    Location:
    California

Realizing the climate protection imperative offers the most viable opportunity in decades to accelerate a widespread transition to a more resilient food and agriculture system, CalCAN serves as a bridge between agriculture, the environment and the food movement. They actively seek solutions with multiple ecological and health benefits.

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition of sustainable agriculture organizations that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. CalCAN recognizes the opportunity for effective agricultural practices to improve not only community resiliency, but global climate change impact as well. CalCAN works across California to give agriculture a voice as a driver of solutions in the policy conversation unfolding around climate change.  To realize their vision, CalCAN cultivates farmer spokespeople and supports farmer leaders to engage in policy advocacy.