Climate Change and Drought on the Organic Farm

Sustainability

Friday, February 3

 

Agriculture also holds the potential to either worsen or help address climate change. The negative impacts of climate change, including temperature extremes, irregular timing of rainfall, and drought are forcing farmers to adopt new management practices. Learn how organic agriculture on the whole is performing and what steps you can take on your farm to cope with climate change. This workshop will present current research on the potential of organic agriculture to go beyond coping and help reverse these negative environmental trends.

Speakers: Amy Garrett, Assistant Professor, OSU Small Farms Program Dept. of Horticulture; Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology UW Madison; Micaela Colley, Executive Director, Organic Seed Alliance