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9:00      Registration and Morning Coffee San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen

9:30     WELCOME!      Bre Owens, CRCC Chair and Theresa Becchetti, UCCE, Moderator 

 Communicating global rangeland status, a foundation for understanding role of livestock on rangeland and on the table.  Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D. UC Cooperative Extension

Status and Trend of state’s rangeland conversion.  Keali’i Bright, Assistant Director, California Department of Conservation  

What is sustainability for US / CA working rangelands?  Sasha Gennet, The Nature Conservancy and US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef   

Environmental Stewardship – Ranchers Address Wildfire Issues: 

  • Update from Ranchers’ Wildfire Task Forces.  Tony Toso, CCA Vice President.   Dan Macon, CWGA President  
  • Supporting Grazing for Fuels Management in Rural and WUI Areas. Marc Horney,   Range Management Advisory Council, Chair
  • The role of grazing in fire frequency. Poster summary, Luke Macaulay, et al, UCCE

Recognizing outstanding rangeland stewards: Cal-Pac SRM award presentation

Lunch.  San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen

Economics for Healthy Ranches and Healthy Ranchers – Business in the 21st century

  • Beef Cattle Movements & Markets. Sheila Barry 
    • Beef Demand and Market Trend.  Darrel Sweet, CA Beef Council 
    • Conservation grazing services. Dan Macon, Flying Mule Farm
    • Diversification for multiple generations.  Rick and Weston Roberti, Roberti Ranch   

Social Responsibility and Healthy Rural Communities –  Ranching is a foundation of the rural community

  • Sierra Valley Ag & Art Trail, Carolyn Roberti, Roberti Ranch
  • Community collaboration:  Heather Hadwick, Modoc Office of Emergency Services & Tex Dowdy, Modoc Sheriff

Photo Contest results, Point Blue Conservation Science, Sponsor

Putting it all Together – Sustainable grazing lease systems.   

  • Lynn Huntsinger, Ph.D. , UC Berkeley
  • Denise Defreese, retired East Bay Regional Park
  • Carissa Koopman-Rivers,  Rivers Red Angus

Wrap up –   What have we learned, what steps can we do today? Next week?

3:30     Adjourn.  Thank you for your participation!