Join us as we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of tarping and irrigation 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 these practices are 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 tarping and irrigation systems as a climate adaptation strategy for farms in Northern New England. While these practices can address climate risks (such as increased temperatures, summer droughts, variable weather, and extreme weather events), they 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.Watch now