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

What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

Climate Smart Agriculture supports management practices that build soil carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water use efficiencies, and promote sustainable land practices. The goal is to build agricultural resiliency to the impacts of climate change while using land management as a solution to the climate crisis. By increasing soil health, improving water use efficiency, and decreasing energy use, climate smart agriculture practices are a way to support farmers and ranchers to steward their land for future generations.

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