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Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Ag Specialists

In a collaborative partnership, CDFA and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources have teamed up to support community education specialists throughout the state to provide technical assistance and outreach for the climate smart agriculture programs. 

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Hi! My name is Maria Ridoutt and I provide free technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who want to apply to CDFA grant programs like SWEEP, AMMP, and HSP. If you were already awarded with a CDFA grant, I can provide assistance with the implementation and verification process of your grant. I speak English and Spanish and serve the counties of Kern, Tulare and Kings. You can contact me by email or phone at: 

mridoutt@ucanr.edu                  (661) 903-9442

For more information about our statewide cohort click here.

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Hola! Me llamo Maria Ridoutt y doy asistencia tecnica gratuita a agricultores y rancheros que quieren solicitar subvenciones de CDFA como SWEEP, AMMP o HSP. Si ya fuiste seleccionado para recibir una subvencion de CDFA, te puedo ayudar en el proceso de implementar y verificar tu subvencion. Hablo inglés y español y sirvo a los condados de Kern, Tulare y Kings. Puedes contactarte conmigo por email o por telefono al: 

mridoutt@ucanr.edu

661-903-9442

Para informacion acerca de las subvenciones de CDFA en español haga click aqui.

Para obtener más información sobre nuestro equipo de asistencia tecnica en el estado de California, haga clic aquí.

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What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach to help the people who manage agricultural systems respond effectively to climate change.  

Climate change effects include higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events. All of these pose risks for agriculture, food and water supplies. Resilience is therefore a predominant concern

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization.

Climate Smart Agriculture Grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) supports three funding opportunities in climate smart agriculture

 

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) 

Awards funds up to $750,000 to dairy operations and livestock producers who decrease their methane emissions by changing the way that they manage manure.

AMMP official website  

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

Awards funds up to $100,000 to farmers that install more efficient irrigation systems that decrease their water consumption, as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. 

SWEEP official website

Healthy Soils Program (HSP) 

Awards funds up to $100,000 to farmers that implement conservation agriculture techniques that decrease erosion and greenhouse gas emissions, like cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, and mulching. 

 

HSP official website

Para informacion en español haga click aqui. 

Check out our statewide cohort and contact your closest Climate Smart Ag specialist!

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