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Climate Adaptation Resources for Northern New England Farmers, Part 1: Livestock Enterprises

Join us as we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of silvopasture systems as climate adaptation strategies. Farmers, educators, and technical service providers will learn about the online tools and resources that are available to help determine if this practice can be a good fit for a particular farm operation.

During this presentation, we will highlight a suite of climate adaptation decision-making resources designed with and for small- and medium-sized farming operations, as well as for beginning farmers looking to jump into climate adaptation. After a brief overview of the USDA-funded project that developed the resources discussed in this session, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of silvopasture systems as a climate adaptation strategy for farms in Northern New England. While this practice can help farms address climate risks (such as increased temperatures, summer droughts, variable weather, and extreme weather events), it might not fit every operation. Together, we’ll review how to use our decision-making tools so you can make an informed decision. These tools incorporate a) economic, production and landscape implications, b) management concerns related to farm scale and regional geographic and climate characteristics, and c.) farmer experience level. In addition to Q&A, this session will also have time for chat box group discussion and feedback.

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March 29, 2022 / 12:30 PM - March 29, 2022 / 01:30 PM