OrCAN’s mission is to scale-up adoption of agricultural practices that mitigate climate change throughout our state.
To date, we’ve held the unique position of advocating for agricultural solutions to climate change in our legislature. Today, we look to take OrCAN to the next level, expanding to network building and farmer-to-farmer education, while continuing the hard work of advocating for strong climate policies in the state that also benefit farmers and recognize their role in our economic recovery.
Why Climate-friendly Agriculture?
Farmers and ranchers, as some of our most important land stewards, have an important role to play in any solution to climate change. Our farmers and ranchers are also on the front lines of dealing with the impacts of climate change, including unpredictable weather patterns and increased impacts from wildfires, climate-friendly agriculture can ensure our farmers are more resilient to climate change.
At the core of climate-friendly agriculture is the practice of improving soil health. Healthy soils both store more carbon from the atmosphere in the soil and create soils more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Climate-friendly agriculture is essential to a building a future for our food system.