American Farmland Trust (AFT) and partners are offering two great educational opportunities this September for those interested in climate adaptation strategies for CT agriculture. Mark your calendars for these workshops!
Exploring Climate Adaptation Strategies for Connecticut Agriculture
When: Wednesday, September 23rd from 5 to 7 pm
Where: Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Rd, Woodbridge, CT
This workshop, led by AFT Consulting Conservation Scientist Kip Kolesinskas, will offer attendees a chance to explore and share strategies to help farms cope with the challenges of climate change associated with drought, heat stress, excessive moisture, longer growing seasons, unpredictable weather, and changes in pest pressure.
Participants will also learn about State and Federal programs that can help them adapt, including conservation programs, risk management tools, and crop insurance products. Current examples and techniques from the Massaro Farm will be discussed.
Climate Adaptation and Nutrient Management Strategies for CT Farms
When: Tuesday, September 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: CT Farm Bureau office, 775 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor, CT
Attendees of this workshop will explore climate extremes and share strategies to help farms cope with the challenges associated with climate change. Participants will also learn about nutrient removal strategies, including a recent study that converted dairy manure into fibers that can be used to create greenhouse & nursery industry growing media. The workshop will also provide information on state and federal programs that can help them adapt, including conservation programs, risk management tools, and crop insurance products.
To register, please call CT RC&D at 860-345-3977. For more information, click here.