February 26, 2018
Audio Only: This webinar features Mike Lavender, the Senior Washington Representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The farming sector has consolidated profoundly over the last several decades, which has had widespread negative consequences on communities across America. Lavender’s talk focuses on how the 2018 farm bill can reverse the downward trend in rural America by investing in all farmers and in local and regional food systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 14, 2018
Welcome to CCL's Core Volunteer Training! In this training, Brett Cease, CCL Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator, reviews how to navigate both of CCL's main websites and then focuses on how newer volunteers can become more engaged in your local teams while highlighting avenues for participation that harness your talent and areas of interest effectively.
Core Volunteer Training is created to help connect new volunteers with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.