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Climate Smart Agriculture

Kristian Salgado is the Climate Smart Agriculture-Community Education Specialist for UC Cooperative Extension in Imperial County. She provides technical assistance for farmers & ranchers with grants and can help in the application process.

Currently, there are three grant funding opportunities available for Climate Smart Agriculture practices, including:

If you would like more information, or to see if you qualify, please feel free to call or email Kristian Salgado at (442) 265-7700 , or kmsalgado@ucanr.edu.

CDFA Climate Smart Ag. Resources

2019 Climate Smart Ag. Programs

Implementing Climate Smart Agriculture in the Imperial County

Climate Smart Agriculture in the News!

Check out the latest media coverage of our program and related info:

Secretary Ross at UN Climate Change Conference in Germany from CDFA's Planting Seeds blog on June 17th, 2019

CDFA and UCANR join forces to advance climate-smart agriculture in California from UCANR News Releases on October 24, 2018

CSA Blog
  • Example of silvopasture. Photo credit National Agroforestry Center.
    Agroforestry & Climate Smart Agriculture for Greener Pastures

    Authors: Alli Fish and Niki Mazaroli, Strategy Research Science Silvopasture is the intentional and intensive combination of trees, forage, and livestock on the same piece of land. The applicability and potential benefit of silvopasture to both...


    By Alli Fish
    Author - Community Education Specialist
  • Alli Fish holding a radish.
    A Field Day for Cover Crops

    As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I have a certain affinity for cover crops. Mostly it is because I see enormous potential to increase the soil health and climate resiliency in Ventura County agriculture by incorporating cover crops. To shed...


    By Alli Rowe
    Author - Community Education Specialist
  • Alder Springs Vineyard in May 2019
    Alder Springs Vineyard – Ecological Vineyard Management in Mendocino County

        Located in Laytonville, CA, 150 miles North of San Francisco and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits Alder Springs Vineyard. This remarkable piece of land is home to approximately 140 acres of wine grape vines ranging in cultivars and...