NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Agriculture and Rural Development

State Outdoor Recreation: Climbing to New Heights

Learn about the many facets of the outdoor recreation economy and highlighted state and federal policies to maximize opportunities for America's 144 million outdoor enthusiasts, including the creation of state offices, funding approaches, tools for land conservation and more. ​Speakers include Brian Bloodsworth, Great American Outdoors Act program management office; Representative Jamie Becker-Finn (D-Minn.), Pitt Grewe, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation; Joel Lynch, National Park Service, and Jessica Turner, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.

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Agriculture Workforce: Challenges and State and Federal Responses

Learn about the labor challenges the nation's agriculture sector faces and solutions to the problem from workforce training and development to federal agricultural labor reform. Speakers include Allison Crittenden, American Farm Bureau Federation; Sara Gligora, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and Gloria Montaño Greene, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Exploring Climate Action Opportunities for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture

Explore policies, technologies and other initiatives that may provide a role for the agriculture sector to develop effective and sustainable practices in response to this complex issue. Speakers include Jenny Hopkinson, National Farmers Union, and Mackenzie Landa, U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. ​

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Forever Chemicals? State and Federal Actions on PFAS

Get an overview of humanmade chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are cropping up in fertilizer, clothing, food, water and human bodies. Learn what states and the federal government are doing to address this relatively new environmental issue. Speakers include Taylor Meredith, Environmental Protection Agency, Gretchen Slater, Safer States, and Christophe Tulou, U.S. Senate.

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Solar on Agricultural Lands: Preserving Pollinator Habitat and Soil Health

Explore whether fields that are cleared for solar installations can harm pollinators and learn about state efforts to implement environmentally friendly solar siting policies for agricultural lands.​ Speakers include Maggie Clark, Solar Energy Industries Association, Jordan Macknick, Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Gerry Palano, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

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