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Climate Smart Agriculture for Small and Urban Farmers; 25 days till GrowRIVERSIDE!

May 18, 2015 |

Droughts, above average temperatures in winter and unexpected frosts. The climate is in an unprecedented state of flux and unpredictable weather is having an outsized impact on farmers and their ability to produce food efficiently. Riverside farmers as well as farmers across the country and world face similar challenges related to climate change and must look to adopt new practices and technologies to farm smarter.

To learn more about how farmers and agriculture communities can develop long-term strategy and production improvements that can help to mitigate the risks of changing climate conditions, A.G. Kawamura, a local farmer and former secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will give a talk entitled “Climate Smart Agriculture for Small and Urban Farmers” at the upcoming GrowRIVERSIDE: The Future of Local Food Conference on June 11 – 12 (with community day on June 13) at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

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Register now to hear A.G. Kawamura discuss the role Climate Smart Agriculture will play for small and urban farmers by clicking on the link below:

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A.G. Kawamura is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County. He is co-chair of Solutions From the Land, a non-profit organization that collaborates with farmers, ranchers, foresters and stakeholders to implement climate smart land management practices and strategies. Through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he is engaged in building an exciting, interactive 21st century 100 acre agricultural showcase at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA. AG served as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 2003-2010.

GrowRIVERSIDE is only 25 days away, so click on the image below to reserve your spot to hear A.G. Kawamura and other notable sustainable local agriculture experts:

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Additional Confirmed GrowRIVERSIDE Speakers:

Justin Scott-Coe – Public Affairs Director for Monte Vista Water District
Kathleen Reed – Sustainable Food Program Manager for Kaiser Permanente
Craig Miller – Deputy General Manager at Western Municipal Water District (WMWD)
Gene Giacomelli – Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) at University of Arizona
Kevin Milligan – Deputy General Manager at Riverside Public Utilities (RPU)
Cheryl Garner – Executive Director of Dining, Conference and Catering Services at University of California, Riverside
Tracy Kahn – Curator of the UCR Citrus Variety Collection
Bob Knight – Founder of Inland Orange Conservancy and Old Grove Orange, Inc.
Fortino Morales III – UC Riverside Community Garden Coordinator
Daniel Francis – Owner of Daniel Francis Design and Consulting
Mark Winne – Co-founder of the Connecticut Food Policy Council
Robert Egger – Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen
Dwight Detter – Local Forager for Whole Foods Market
Viviana Franco – Executive Director of From Lot To Spot
Robert Tse – State Broadband Coordinator for USDA CA Rural Development
Pierre Sleiman – Founder of Go Green Agriculture
… And more!

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