Climate Smart Agriculture
What is Climate Smart Agriculture?
Hello! My name is Valerie Perez and I was hired by the Santa Cruz UC Cooperative Extension office as a Community Education Specialist (CES). My job as a CES is to provide technical assistance to farmers and growers who are interested in the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Climate Smart Agriculture grants.
Currently, there are three grant funding opportunities available for Climate Smart Agriculture practices, including:
- Healthy Soils Program (HSP)
- State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
- Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)
For information about other CES members and these grants please visit our web page at: http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/Programs/ClimateSmartAg/
If you would like more information about these grants or need assistance with the application please contact me at (831) 763-8028 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding Climate Smart Agriculture
As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I have a certain affinity for cover crops. Mostly it is because I see enormous potential to increase the soil health and climate resiliency in Ventura County agriculture by incorporating cover crops. To shed...
Located in Laytonville, CA, 150 miles North of San Francisco and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits Alder Springs Vineyard. This remarkable piece of land is home to approximately 140 acres of wine grape vines ranging in cultivars and...
There has been much buzz and renewed interest recently in planting trees as a tool to combat both the causes and impacts of climate change. But what role do trees play in climate-smart agriculture? With respect to building healthy soils, tree canopy and...