"Today we understand that soil has the transformative power to help us stabilize our changing climate," said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. "By capturing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere and storing them underground, through the assistance of living plants and microbes, we improve both the atmosphere and the soil."
Both NRCS and CDFA have Healthy Soil initiatives available to interested farmers. NRCS programs are ongoing while CDFA's initiative is slated to begin in 2017. Additionally, numerous agencies, universities, non-profits and organizations are currently researching or pursuing paths to soil sustainability. The soil summit will hear from a number of these groups. An open microphone discussion will finalize the day's events.
The CDFA is located at 1220 N St, Sacramento. For more information on the meeting see https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/.
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SOURCE USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service