Farmer Climate Forums

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.


Efficient Water Management in Vegetable Production 
with Dr. Rachel Schattman
Thursday, March 9, 5 – 6 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Rachel Schattman focused on strategies for efficient water usage in vegetable and small fruit production. Rachel will cover topics including soil water monitoring (technology and software) and irrigation system decisions. Read more.

Grassland Water Management
with Dr. Heather Darby
Thursday, March 16, 5 – 6 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Heather Darby on strategies for efficiently managing and using water in pastures and hay fields. Topics covered will include drought-tolerant forages, soil health, examples of pasture irrigation systems and management considerations for dry periods. Read more. 

Whole-Farm Water Management
with Dr. Joshua Faulkner
Thursday, March 23, 5 – 6 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Joshua Faulkner focused on water management throughout your whole farm system. How does topography and soils affect management decisions? How do we utilize natural and manmade features in our farm landscape to effectively manage through times of too much and too little water? Read more

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