CDFA secretary Karen Ross will be honored by the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) at its summit meeting scheduled for February 28 at UC Davis. Secretary Ross has been chosen for a Climate and Agriculture Leadership Award for her commitment to meet the challenges brought by climate change during her six years at the helm of CDFA, through her service as chief of staff at the USDA, and during her time in previous posts at the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the Agricultural Council of California.
In a news release CalCAN lauded Secretary Ross for setting a priority to address climate mitigation and adaptation in California agriculture, and for overseeing the implementation of the state’s climate-smart agriculture programs.
“I’d like to thank CalCAN for its commitment to smart, climate-friendly agriculture policies and practices,” said Secretary Ross. “Climate change is the major challenge of our time with huge implications for the sustainability of agriculture and its capacity to meet the food security needs of the world’s population.”
The Climate and Agriculture Leadership Awards will take place as part of the 5th California Climate Change and Agriculture Summit. More information about the conference can be found here.