Is serving as the International Agriculture Coordinator for the Open Burning Project for the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative to reduce agriculture’s contribution to black carbon and ice melt as well the impact on human health. He is also, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, CSU Chico, focused on regenerating soils and drawing down atmospheric CO2 levels.
LaSalle has served as the first CEO of Rodale Institute, Executive Director of the Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management, consultant, advisor, and research coordinator for the Howard G. Buffett Foundation in Africa on soils and food security for smallholder farmers through regenerative agriculture.
He is Professor Emeritus of California Polytechnic State University, and former President/CEO, of the California Agriculture Leadership Program where he arranged educational leadership programs in more than 80 countries with heads of state, ministers, and community leaders. Graduates include the last three of California’s Secretaries of Agriculture, Lt. Governor, Sec. of State, three congressmen, and state senators and assemblymen as well as many industry and community leaders.