The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology
presents a free webinar on
The Role of Agricultural Science and Technology in Climate 21 Project Implementation
Join Dr. David Baltensperger, task force chair, along with panel of authors for this publication, as they present highlights of CAST's new Commentary followed by Q&A.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 10:00 a.m. Pacific

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Melissa Sly 
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 


This webinar is part of a series on climate change co-hosted by the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NC-FAR).

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 10:00 a.m. Pacific
The transition team for the Biden Administration introduced the Climate 21 Project as the blueprint for how the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can help advance the role of agriculture and forestry to mitigate and adapt to climate change pressures. The key program recommendations and opportunities for the USDA signal climate change as a top priority for the department. This order from the Secretary directs the department to invest in natural climate solutions, incentivize climate smart agriculture and rural investment through financial tools, decarbonize rural energy and promote green energy and smart grids, and prioritize federal investment to address wildfire. Agricultural science and technology play a critical role in each of these priorities that the administration plans to implement in the first 100 days.

This report will summarize for each of the key recommendations and priorities where current agricultural science and technology for plant and animal production can be applied and where new investments will be critical to meeting the goals of the administration. Topics covered includes:
  • Managed Landscapes
  • Animal Agriculture’s Role in Climate Mitigation
  • Role of Advanced Technologies in Climate Mitigation
  • Food Supply Chain and Waste in Climate Mitigation
  • How do we Make Carbon Markets Work for Agriculture?
A free download of this CAST Commentary is now available from the CAST website (
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