Past Event

Crops, Cattle & Carbon

Tue, Jun 14 2011 - 12:00pm

Crops, Cattle and Carbon

Cynthia Cory, Director of Environmental Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation
Paul Martin, Director of Environmental Services, Western United Dairymen
Jeanne Merrill, California Climate Action Network
Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

After watching climate policies from the sidelines with a wary eye, the agricultural industry now wants to join the party. Food is increasingly recognized as a big part of the greenhouse gas equation. Advocates see opportunities for emission reductions. Do farmers, ranchers and dairymen see opportunities for revenues or regulatory headaches? How is California starting to work food into the carbon framework with transportation, electricity and other sectors of the economy? Can agricultural waste be a source of energy? Join us for a conversation about the nexus of energy and food production in the era of global change.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon  program
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)