A webinar in a series organized by the Maine Climate & Ag Network.
APRIL 15, 12-1PM
This webinar will include the following presentations:
- Adapting our farms to changing climate by C. Alan Rotz, PhD, PE
Al Rotz is an Agricultural Engineer with USDA-ARS. His work has included development of the Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM), and sustainability analysis of beef and dairy production and adaptation of farming systems to climate change. He has decades of experience working with the East Lansing Cluster of the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, and the Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, Pennsylvania.
- Technology ecosystem for adaptive soil health management by Leah Puro, MS
Leah Puro is the Agricultural Research Coordinator at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment (WNC) in Freeport, Maine. Leah coordinates the on-farm research trials, works with the OpenTEAM (Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management) project to test open source technologies that provide farmers with knowledge to improve soil health, and translates the research at WNC into programming.
- Pick and roll pasture renovation: offense for a changing climate by Samantha Glaze-Corcoran, PhD
Sam Corcoran is the southern New England project coordinator for the New England Grazing Network, in partnership with The Livestock Institute. She is also a postdoc at UMass conducting on-farm soil health research with dairy farmers in partnership with American Farmland Trust.