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Wednesday, March 28

7:00 am-1:00 pm—Registration and Breakfast
– Capital Ballroom Foyer

11:45-12:45—Networking Lunch with West
Coast Collaborative Partner Meeting and Presentation
on Reducing Diesel Emissions through Collaboration and Innovative
– Capital Ballroom C and D

  • Introduction: Elin Miller,
    U.S. EPA Region 10 Administrator

    • Lori Stewart,
      Deputy Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office
      of Transportation and Air Quality

12:45-1:15—Break and View Exhibitor
– Capital Ballroom Foyer

1:15-1:45—Welcoming Remarks and Program
Overview – Capital Ballroom A

  • Master of Ceremonies – Kerry
    , Associate Director, Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection
    Agency (EPA)
    • Jon Scholl, EPA Counselor
      to the Administrator for Agricultural Policy
    • Arlen Lancaster,
      Chief of USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service
    • USDA’s Rural Development (TBD)
    • Wayne Nastri,
      U.S. EPA Region 9 Administrator

1:45-2:30—Sustainable Farming and Diesel
Emission Reduction Practices and Technologies – Capital
Ballroom A

2:30-3:40—The Three E’s of Biofuels:
Economics, Energy (input and yield), and Emissions – Capital
Ballroom A

3:40-4:00—Refreshment Break, Exhibits,
and Networking – Capital Ballroom Foyer

4:00-5:00—Policy Roundtable 1: Farming,
Air Quality, and Biofuels – Capital Ballroom A

5:00-7:00—Networking Reception – Grand

Thursday, March 29


8:00—Buses depart Doubletree Hotel parking

8:00-11:30am—Clean Diesel and Biofuels
Agriculture Innovations Showcase (in association with the California
Biomass Collaborative)

  • Field trip and Showcase:
    • UC Davis Digester
    • UC Davis Long Term Research on Agricultural Systems
    • UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Equipment
    • Agriculture Irrigation Pump Efficiency and Cost Savings – CSU Fresno
    • Biodiesel
    • Agriculture Clean Diesel Technologies

11:30-1:00—Box Lunch at UC Davis and
Bus to the Hotel

1:00-1:45—Policy Roundtable 2: Innovative
Policy Tools and Agriculture: Credits, Offsets, and Greenhouse
Gas Reductions – California Ballroom 3 and 4

1:45-2:00—Refreshment Break and Networking

2:00-2:45—Applied Research and Demonstrating
Solutions – California Ballroom 3 and 4

2:45-3:00—Refreshment Break and Networking

3:00-4:00—Look to the Future: Shaping
the Agriculture Sector’s Diesel Reduction and Prevention – California
Ballroom 3 and 4

  • A facilitated discussion to identify barriers, opportunities, funding
    and next steps to advance emissions reductions and biofuels development
    in the agriculture sector nationally
  • Facilitators – Jon
    , EPA Counselor to the Administrator for Agricultural
    Policy and Elin
    , U.S. EPA Region 10 Administrator
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