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Applications NOW Open! 

Hands-On Training Opportunity for State Legislators on Principles of Agroecology and Regenerative Ranching 

Pescadero, CA. November 3rd – 5th


We are excited to announce an exclusive hands-on training opportunity for state legislators at the esteemed TomKat Ranch, hosted by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and the Office of Kat Taylor from November 3-5. We will focus on the principles of regenerative agriculture, soil ecology and examine policies that can support a widespread transition to more climate-friendly agricultural practices.

TomKat Ranch is a working ranch and educational lab that offers a unique chance to deepen legislators’ understanding of regenerative agriculture and its crucial role in combating climate change. Participants will engage in field sessions, ranch walks and in-depth discussions with leading experts in the field.


Submit your application here. Applications due June 22nd.


Here’s what you can expect from this training opportunity:


  • Forward Thinking: Enter the world of forward-thinking agriculture, where innovation and sustainability intertwine. Explore methods of food production that are rooted in indigenous wisdom and that foster soil health, biodiversity, water conservation, and carbon sequestration. Witness firsthand the remarkable impact these practices have on our environment and the resilience of our food systems.


  • Empowering Policies: Discover policy solutions that pave the way for a thriving agricultural landscape. Engage in dynamic discussions, analyze successful case studies, and collaborate with fellow legislators to develop effective frameworks for your state. 


  • Visionary Perspectives: Learn from experts in transformative agriculture, climate science, and agricultural policy. Benefit from the ongoing research at the ranch, unlock new possibilities, and leave with tangible ideas to apply what you learned in your own legislative leadership.


  • On-Ranch Learning: Roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in TomKat Ranch. Experience firsthand how innovative techniques are changing how we think about food production, climate solutions and the opportunities for creating resilient rural and urban communities. 


Interested state legislators are encouraged to apply by June 22nd as space is limited. 


Successful applicants will be selected based on their background, interest, and potential for impact.

Scholarships will be available.


For more information or if you have any questions please reach out to: 

Emma Newton

[email protected]