Farmer Climate Forums

This three-part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Below you can select whichever sessions you wish to attend.


Approaching Nutrient Management in a Changing Climate
with Dr. Becky Madden
Thursday, March 14, 5 – 6 p.m.

Dynamic weather patterns brought about by a changing climate pose new challenges to producers throughout the Northeast. Among them is the question of how to appropriately manage nutrient availability in response to increased weather volatility. In this forum, Becky Madden will discuss how to proactively approach nutrient management decision making leading up to and throughout a season. Read more.

Maintaining Fertile Grasslands through Climate-Smart Hayland Management
with Dr. Jaime Garzon
Thursday, March 21, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jaime Garzon focused on soil fertility in grasslands and climate-smart hayland management. His presentation will be followed by a facilitated farmer-to-farmer discussion on how you and your peers are managing your soil fertility. Read more. 

Developing Climate Resilient Water Management Plans for Diverse Cropping Systems
with Dr. Rachel Schattman
Thursday, March 28, 5 – 6 p.m.

Because of climate change, it can be more difficult than ever to plan for meeting the water needs of your crops. Answering questions around the nuances of crop water needs, how to identify and utilize appropriate water sources, and how to know if your water supply will be sustainable into the future, are all becoming more challenging to answer. In this forum Dr. Rachel Schattman will discuss how to acquire the information needed to develop climate resilient farm water plans and cover emerging opportunities for improving water management strategies in diversified cropping systems. Read more

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