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Farmer Climate Forums: Efficient Water Management in Vegetable Production
March 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFREE
MOFGA and NOFA-VT invite you to join other farmers from Maine and Vermont for a series of forums focused on water, including management, systems, and adaptation strategies for making it through times of drought and excess precipitation. Each session will begin with a short 30 minute presentation by a guest speaker. We will then move into a facilitated farmer-to-farmer discussion on the topic.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Rachel Schattman focused on strategies for efficient water usage in vegetable and small fruit production. Schattman will cover topics including soil water monitoring (technology and software) and irrigation system decisions for the first 30 minutes of our time together, before moving into facilitation of a farmer-to-farmer discussion. Come to listen, share your own experiences, ask questions, troubleshoot and be inspired about new systems that may make your own farm more climate resilient! Dr. Rachel Schattman is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture, where she focuses on supporting farmers to be more resilient in the face of climate change while protecting natural resources.
This event is part one of a three part series. Learn more about the Farmer Climate Forum series.