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Climate Smart Agriculture


A seminar on the climate adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture that have the power to both increase food security and reduce greenhouse gases

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4 - 6pm
ATL Bldg 007 - Rm. 2 (Keck Foundation Research and Education Center)
Free and open to the public

Please click below to view the video recording of the panel discussion:

To download Jeff Creque's presentation slides (5 MB PDF), please CLICK HERE

To download Renata Brillinger's presentation slides (1 MB PDF), please CLICK HERE


Jeff Creque
Co-founder, Marin Carbon Project
Director, Carbon Cycle Institute

Jeff Creque is co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project and a Director at the Carbon Cycle Institute, where he provides senior leadership on carbon farming and land management.  He brings thirty years of applied experience and theoretical training to the task of informing and facilitating the goals of the Marin Carbon Project. He is an agricultural and rangeland consultant and Natural Resources Conservation Service certified nutrient management planning specialist. His organizational affiliations include: Founding Board Member, Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (Marin);  Co-Founder, Bolinas-Stinson Beach Compost Project; Agricultural Director, Apple Tree International; and Co-Founder, West Marin Compost Coalition. Dr. Creque holds a PhD in Rangeland Ecology from Utah State University, and is a California State Board of Forestry Certified Professional in Rangeland Management.

Find out more about the Marin Carbon Project at: http://www.carboncycle.org/marin-carbon-project/


Renata Brillinger
Executive Director, California Climate and Agriculture Network

Renata Brillinger is the co-founder and executive director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN). For the past seventeen years, Renata has worked on sustainable food systems projects in a variety of capacities, and has served in numerous non-profit administrative roles since 1992. Prior to CalCAN, she was Program Director at the Climate Protection Campaign, focused on renewable energy and on agriculture. For seven years she served as the Director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture, a coalition of sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations that provided education on genetic engineering in agriculture. She serves on the steering committee of the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, the steering committee of the Center for Sustainability at Cal Poly and the advisory board of UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

Find out more about CalCAN at: http://calclimateag.org/


Jean-Pierre Wolff
Owner and Vintner, Wolff Vineyards

Jean-Pierre Wolff is owner and vintner of Wolff vineyards, a 125-acre certified sustainable vineyard and winery in San Luis Obispo. The vineyard is host to various university and government research projects for sustainable farming practices and is a demonstration site for natural resource and conservation projects. Wolff Vineyards is one of three recipients of the 2016 Cool California Small Business Award from the California Air Resources Boards. Dr. Wolff is a board member of SLO County Ag Liaison, Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Cal Poly CAFES Dean’s Advisory Council. Dr. Wolff was born in Brussels, Belgium. He obtained a BSEE in electrical power engineering at Heald Engineering College, MBA at Pepperdine University and PhD in Science and Technology Management at Walden University.

Find out more about Wolff Vineyards at: http://www.wolffvineyards.com/ecology.php
A recent profile is posted here: http://calclimateag.org/climate-leader-jean-pierre-wolff-wolff-vineyard/

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