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This Program is a cooperative effort of CT NOFA, the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, the Risk Management Agency/USDA and the American Farmland Trust.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Exploring Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for CT Agriculture

logoWednesday, September 23, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT

 

This workshop 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. Farmer Steve Munno will also discuss examples and techniques from Massaro Farm. 

Participants will also learn about State and Federal programs that can help them adapt, including conservation programs, risk management tools, and crop insurance products. 

Bring a potluck dish or snack to share for a social time with beginning and experienced organic farmers. Walk-ins are welcome and bring a friend if you've already registered.

Schedule:
5:00 - 5:30: Potluck Social
5:30 - 6:30: Lecture
6:30 - 7:00: Field Walk

Kip Kolesinskas – Consulting Conservation Scientist.   Current clients include American Farmland Trust, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the University of Connecticut Extension.  Kip served as the Land Conservation Specialist for the University of Connecticut Extension Scaling Up Program, where he provided Whole Farm Planning and land access assistance to new and beginning farmers.   Formerly State Soil Scientist for Connecticut and Rhode Island, USDA NRCS and Program Manager for the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) in CT where he worked extensively with farmers, educators, government and nonprofits.  He served on the agricultural adaptation subcommittee for the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. He is a recognized regional and national speaker on soils and land use planning, farmland protection, climate change adaptation, farmland access, and wetlands. 

Farmer Steve Munno is originally from Long Island, and is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. At the end of 2009, Steve came to Massaro Farm to help revive the land and bring the fields in to production.

 

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$15 - Students/Farmers
$20 - CT NOFA members
$30 - Future Members

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phone: (203) 308-2584

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