CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Corn: The Convergence of Carbon, Climate & Soil Health (Audio)

February 14, 2018

 

Audio Only: This webinar features Keith Alverson, a board member of the South Dakota Farmer and National Corn Growers Association.

The presentation shares Keith’s experience with farming practices that have sequestered carbon in his farm’s soils, their relation to soil health and the economics of his farm. The discussion will also cover some of the work the National Corn Growers Association is doing on soil health and climate.

Keith also operates a sixth-generation farm near Chester, South Dakota, growing corn and soybeans on 2,700 acres. You can read about his farm at CarbonHarmony.org.

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How to schedule a lobby meeting

February 1, 2018

Learn the step-by-step process of scheduling a meeting with a member of Congress or their staff with CCL's Director of Operations Amy Bennett.

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Capturing Carbon with Grazing Management (Audio)

January 31, 2018

Audio Only: Dr. Jason Rowntree's webinar focuses on the impact of grazing management on soil carbon, and some of the approaches being implemented to monitor soil carbon and other important ecological indicators on farms and ranches. Dr. Jason Rowntree's mission is developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide. 

As an associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, he coordinates Lake City and UPREC AgBioResearch and Extension Centers where he addresses economic, environmental and social complexity in agriculture. He studies how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and providing other ecosystem services.

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change

January 25, 2018

Join author Chris Clayton, who wrote the book, "The Elephant in the Cornfield: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change." He decided to write this book after the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, where it was clear that members were dismissive of climate science and opposed to policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Clayton helps CCLers understand what topics are unifying and divisive in farm country when discussing climate change, and he also suggests positive messages consistent with the idea that farmers can be climate heroes.

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CCL Agriculture Series: How Much Should We Invest? With Greg Page, former chairman of Cargill (Audio)

November 7, 2017

Audio Only: The CCL Agriculture Action Team’s six-week webinar series called “Agriculture at the Table” wraps up with its final session with this webinar. “How Much Should We Invest?” features guest speaker Greg Page, retired chairman and CEO of Cargill.

Over the course of his 42-year career with Cargill, Mr. Page held positions in the United States, Singapore, and Thailand in animal nutrition, poultry processing, beef and pork processing, and financial markets. Mr. Page was elected CEO in 2007 and since retiring has been an active contributor to the Risky Business project.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Forests- Carbon Extraction and Storage

October 31, 2017

Join Jad Daley, Vice President at American Forests, for a webinar about the powerful role of forests and forest products in naturally absorbing and storing 14% of U.S. carbon emissions each year.

This “negative emissions’ power of forests is at risk due to the stresses of climate change and other factors. Jad discusses what we can do to keep forests working to slow climate change.

Jad Daley has worked on forest conservation for more than two decades, including authoring federal legislation to benefit forests and co-founding the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) in 2007. Jad is a graduate of Brown University and Vermont Law School.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Connecting with Farmers on Climate (Audio)

October 24, 2017

Audio Only: Join Tom Driscoll (National Farmers’ Union) in a discussion that highlights salient points that farmers may respond especially well to, or are particularly important to their operations, regarding climate change. It will also identify opportunities to adapt to and mitigate climate change, and the advantages to be achieved by doing so. Tom Driscoll is the Director of the NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy. He works to mobilize farmers for beneficial climate action and to inform policymakers of how best to work with farmers to secure the food system as the climate changes.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Opportunities for Climate Change Solutions in 2018 Farm Bill (Audio)

October 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Alyssa Charney, policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) in Washington D.C for the second installment in CCL's Agriculture Action Team's series. Alyssa’s talk covers the basics of the farm bill, opportunities to address climate change in the next farm bill, and relevant proposals that NSAC is advocating for in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Dana Nuccitelli: Recent Research on the Impacts of Climate Change (Audio)

September 5, 2017

Audio Only: Most people view climate change as a threat distant in time and space. They think its impacts will only effect people in the future, and in other countries. As a result, climate change isn't considered an urgent problem. To build the political will for climate solutions this is an important challenge to address through connecting how climate change is impacting us now. 

Join Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and climate writer for The Guardian and Skeptical Science to learn more about how climate change is impacting people today by intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heat waves, floods, and droughts; hurting the economy; and putting us on a path heading toward the planet's sixth mass extinction.

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Dana Nuccitelli: Recent Research on the Impacts of Climate Change

September 5, 2017

Most people view climate change as a threat distant in time and space. They think its impacts will only effect people in the future, and in other countries. As a result, climate change isn't considered an urgent problem. To build the political will for climate solutions this is an important challenge to address through connecting how climate change is impacting us now.

Join Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and climate writer for The Guardian and Skeptical Science to learn more about how climate change is impacting people today by intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heat waves, floods, and droughts; hurting the economy; and putting us on a path heading toward the planet's sixth mass extinction.

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