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Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm
MOFGA and NOFA-VT invite you to join other farmers from Maine and Vermont for a series of forums focused on water, including management, systems, and adaptation strategies for making it through times of drought and excess precipitation. Each session will begin with a short 30 minute presentation by a guest speaker. We will then move into a facilitated farmer-to-farmer discussion on the topic.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Heather Darby on strategies for efficiently managing and using water in pastures and hay fields. Topics covered will include drought-tolerant forages, soil health, examples of pasture irrigation systems and management considerations for dry periods. Her 30 minute presentation will be followed by a facilitated farmer-to-farmer discussion. Come to listen, share your own experiences, ask questions, troubleshoot and be inspired about new systems that may make your own farm more climate resilient! Dr. Heather Darby is an agronomic and soils specialist for the University of Vermont Extension. Her work focuses on research and producer support in sustainable agriculture and promoting environmental stewardship.
This event is part one of a three part series. Learn more about the Farmer Climate Forum series.