Skip to content Skip to navigation

How We Can Improve Resilience

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 15, 2019
10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Stephen AB

Carbon Farming | Assembly Member Didi Barrett, New York
Soggy springs, scorching summers: Higher temperatures taking toll on US staple crops

State and Local Efforts to Increase Resiliency | Rona Cohen, CSG-East
Cohen, Backgrounder on Resilience in the Northeast
The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change
Weather Disasters Underscore Need for Adaptive Management Programs

Blazing a New Path in Sustainability | Matt Wohlman, Land O’ Lakes

Rural Resiliency | MNA Richard Campeau, Quebec

California Response | Assembly Member Devon Mathis, California
Cap and Trade 101

How Can we Improve Resilience Session Summary


Devon Mathis

California State Assembly

Devon Mathis has represented California’s 26th Assembly District since 2014. Before joining the Assembly, Devon served his country for 10 years as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard, including two tours in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq, Devon was severely injured in a roadside bomb attack, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He is a member of the SARL Board. [node:read-more:link]

Matthew Wohlman

Dir of State and Industry Affairs
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Wohlman is a fifth-generation family farmer and was the Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, before joining the farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’ Lakes as Senior Director of State and Industry Affairs [node:read-more:link]

Didi Barrett

New York State Assembly

Didi Barrett was elected to the Assembly in March, 2012, she came to elected office after a career as a writer, museum professional and longtime leader of not-for-profit organizations. [node:read-more:link]

Rona Cohen

Senior Policy Analyst

Rona Cohen joined CSG in 2002. She staffs the CSG-ERC Energy and Environment Committee, whose recent projects include organizing a Northeastern Legislative Climate and Energy Summit at Princeton University in 2018, and creating a mini-documentary on efforts among officials in Guilford, Connecticut to create a community coastal resilience plan. [node:read-more:link]


Carolyn Partridge

Vermont General Assembly

Carolyn Partridge is a self-employed farmer and seamstress. She serves as Cochair of the Council of State Governments Northeast States Association for Agricultural Stewardship. She was first elected to the house in 1999. [node:read-more:link]