This should be interesting. Many have wanted NRCS to makebiochar more prominent in their recommendations on soil health, etc. On June 12 they will be doing a webinar
Biochar Formulation as a Soil Amendment in the Agricultural, Forestry, and Environmental Sectors
California (CDFA) has a Climate Smart Agriculture initiative. They have several funding programs and new people. And local governments need to develop a Climate Action Plan.
Want to know more? There is an all-day workshop in San Marcos: https://ucanr.edu/sites/Climate_Resilient_Agriculture/Registration/
At $20 including meals it is a real bargain. The director of UC's Ag Issues Center, Dan Sumner, is the keynote speaker. I particularly look forward to the session "Case Studies and Available Resources/Support"
University of California collaborates with CDFA on the Climate-Smart Farming program. Our commitment includes several farm advisors at locations across the state, and provides support to farmers who want to adapt to the impending change in climate and do what they can to mitigate.
A summary of their programs can be found at: https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/18328-uc-cooperative-extension-ramps-up-its-climate-change-response
North American Carbon World (NACW) is in downtown Los Angeles from April 24-26. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of participants from government to business to talk about carbon markets and climate policy.
For more details see: https://www.nacwconference.com/
NRCS Conservation Practice Standards are a determinant of how we farm, funding, and a variety of other things. Many in the biochar community felt the Standards sold biochar short. Well...
"Until April 25, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting comments as part of its review of conservation practice standards mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill and designed to improve the standards and increase flexibility."
For more info, see: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12077-opinion-nows-your-chance