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Rutland, VT, 05701
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Reduced Fee for NOFA VT Winter Intensive Workshop on 2/17

Steve Peters

NOFA VT Winter Intensive Workshop: Action Planning for Farm Resilience in a Changing Climate Monday February 17th, 10am–4pm, Davis Center, UVM $50 members; $65 non-members New: a $30 post event refund is available to commercial farmers who attend!

Join researchers and extension educators from the University of Vermont who are partnering with farmers to develop long-term farm management strategies under weather extremes. The session will build on the successful intensive offered last year with a similar topic, and will include themed “resilience stations” exploring on-farm best management practices, on-farm monitoring for adaptive management, financial planning, policy incentives, and personal care. As a participant, you will be asked to bring your farm maps and other information to the session where you will develop an individualized “climate change resilience action plan.”

Presenters: Joshua Faulkner, UVM Farming and Climate Change Program Coordinator; Kate Westdijk, UVM Food Systems Research Specialist and Clinical Herbalist Intern; Eric Noel, co-owner of Health Hero Farm; John Hayden, co-owner of The Farm Between; Jenn Colby, UVM Grazing Specialist; Kirsten Workman, UVM Agronomy Specialist for Field Crops and Nutrient Management; Ginger Nickerson, GAPS Outreach Coordinator; Sam Smith, Intervale Center Farm Business Specialist; Sarah Noel Larose, VT Natural Resources Conservation Service; Liz Brownlee & Connor Steman, former UVM Field Naturalist Program Master’s students; and Lindsey Ruhl, Master's student in UVM Plant and Soil Science.

This workshop has been made possible by the Vermont Community Foundation and is based on work supported by the UVM Food Systems Spire and several UVM departments.

More info here: http://nofavt.org/annual-events/winter-conference/monday#resilience You may register online or at the NOFA Winter Conference February 15th and 16th (lunch at the intensive is not guaranteed unless you pre-register).