May 23, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands

The state's $395-billion-a-year agriculture industry needs workers trained in ag tech and soft skills. Read More »

Keeping the CA Dream alive and thriving in the Central Valley
November 14, 2018 by Garth Stapley

Keeping the CA Dream alive and thriving in the Central Valley

How can the Valley lure more business and turn around some of the problems of rural California? Read More »

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition
November 13, 2018 by Daniel Mintz

Humboldt County: An Economy in Transition

As the region's timber and cannabis industries evolve, a diversifying economy is growing jobs in other sectors Read More »

As Fires Burn: It’s Time to Take Climate Change Seriously in Rural California
November 13, 2018 by R.V. Scheide

As Fires Burn: It’s Time to Take Climate Change Seriously in Rural California

More than half of the state’s forestland may need treatment—an opportunity to grow jobs Read More »

Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state
October 09, 2018 by Deborah Kollars

Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state

Smaller, dispersed communities struggle to meet current and future water needs Read More »

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy
November 16, 2017 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy

Summit leaders on how stronger urban-rural links and better broadband can benefit all regions Read More »

New report shares how California can map out, invest in state’s valuable working landscapes
October 27, 2017 by Adam Livingston, Stephanie Larson & Daniel O'Connell

New report shares how California can map out, invest in state’s valuable working landscapes

Recommendations offer ways to ensure managers of state's natural capital can benefit from stewarding them Read More »

Restoring California’s ability to recharge groundwater a more cost-effective drought strategy
October 26, 2017 by Judy Corbett

Restoring California’s ability to recharge groundwater a more cost-effective drought strategy

Water experts recommend strategies for maximizing groundwater recharge for more storage capacity at one-sixth the cost Read More »

Modern water demands help irrigation technology program thrive at Central Valley college
October 12, 2017 by Nadine Ono

Modern water demands help irrigation technology program thrive at Central Valley college

Need for trained workforce expanded as need for water efficiency, innovation in agriculture also grew Read More »

Importance of Working Landscapes to California’s Economy and Climate Change
September 27, 2017 by Stephanie Larson and Adam Livingston

Importance of Working Landscapes to California’s Economy and Climate Change

Carbon-oriented management of land may offer owners an income opportunity while also helping to mitigate climate change Read More »

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind
August 21, 2017 by Bob Williams

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More »

California agriculture company grows housing stock for employees
August 11, 2016 by Nadine Ono

California agriculture company grows housing stock for employees

Housing costs have impaired farm workers' ability to live and work in Monterey Bay region for vital seasonal jobs. Read More »

Agriculture Key to California Economic Summit’s ‘One Million Challenge’ for Workers, Water and Homes
February 23, 2016 by AJ Hughes

Agriculture Key to California Economic Summit’s ‘One Million Challenge’ for Workers, Water and Homes

Key component of the Summit's outlined vision, which is designed to spur economic growth in the Golden State. Read More »

Growing the Central Valley Economy
October 12, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

Growing the Central Valley Economy

Event highlighted ways to help the Central Valley thrive including putting a “face” on the Valley and building coalitions to transition to the future economy. Read More »

Agriculture and early college mixing well in California’s Central Valley
June 16, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

Agriculture and early college mixing well in California’s Central Valley

Innovative workforce program links high school students to college to make them career-ready and college-ready in California's major agricultural region Read More »

Innovation awards honor California strategy for sustainable rural growth
June 10, 2015 by John Guenther

Innovation awards honor California strategy for sustainable rural growth

Harvard school acknowledges Sacramento regional program that uses better data modeling of natural assets which can promote both economic growth and conservation. Read More »

Adam Livingston: Greenprinting as a tool for integrating land use policy
March 27, 2015 by Adam Livingston

Adam Livingston: Greenprinting as a tool for integrating land use policy

Regional conservation planning tool brings more people to the table and connects disparate policy frameworks Read More »

Amplifying San Joaquin Valley voices essential to its future
December 02, 2014 by by Frank Gornick, Ph.D. & Stuart Van Horn, Ed.D.

Amplifying San Joaquin Valley voices essential to its future

College leaders share goals to transform region Read More »

Crossing digital divide helps Central Valley farming thrive
November 13, 2014 by Nadine Ono

Crossing digital divide helps Central Valley farming thrive

Wired and wireless broadband key to rural economic development Read More »

Recognizing role of California farmland in economic and environmental goals
November 12, 2014 by Nadine Ono

Recognizing role of California farmland in economic and environmental goals

Summit members weigh in on state emissions program Read More »

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