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Climate Adaptation Exchange: August 2014 in Blackville, SC

Advanced Farming Technologies for Reducing Climate Risks; at the Edisto Research & Education Center of Clemson University

 

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Climate Adaptation Exchange Fair: February 2013 in Tifton, GA

Photo: Producers discuss the barriers and opportunities for selected management strategies that can make systems less affected by climate and more efficient

This event has been featured in the news at:

http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/new-tools-help-growers-adapt-unpredictable-weather

More than a hundred people gathered in Tifton, GA to discuss how management alternatives can make production systems more efficient and more resilient to climate variability and change.  In an evaluation of the event, one of the attendees commented:

“It is very common to listen to scientists talking about climate change adaptation. However, it was not clear for me exactly how to achieve this. And I am very pleased to say now I have a clear idea of specific strategies to adopt and to be prepared for climate variations. Some ideas are expensive and adequate for big and well established producers. Other ideas are good and adaptable for smaller producers. Finally I’d like to say I loved the dynamics of this event because you accomplished an integration and not a boring interaction among producers and scientists.”

 

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SWxSE – the Arizona Exchange: February 2013 – Tucson, AZ

Producers and Extension from the Southeast U.S., including Wendy-Lin Bartels of Southeast Climate Extension, traveled to the Santa Rita Experimental Range, near Tucson, to exchange experiences with Arizona ranchers, researchers and extension professionals, who are interested in developing a climate working group for ranchers in the Southwest.  Bartels’ experience with beginning and maintaining the  Row Crop Climate Learning Network here in the Southeast is becoming a model for other regions to engage producers and Extension in discussions of how to reduce climate-related risks in agriculture.

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Federation of Southern Cooperatives Small Farmers Conference: February 2013 – Albany, GA

Southeast Climate Extension team members, Carrie Furman and Fred Royce, participated in the annual Small Farmers’ meeting of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. The meeting was held February 15-16 in Albany, Georgia. Furman and Royce provided a Southeast Climate Extension information table, which included information on aquaculture and pond-based irrigation. Their exchanges with visitors at the meeting have helped this project define questions relevant to the feasibility of these two technologies for the FSC/LAF constituents.

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Row Crop Climate Learning Network: February 2013 – Monticello, FL

High-residue cover crops, field tours, Q&A, climate change

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Row Crop Climate Learning Network: August 2012 – Headland, AL

High-residue cover crops, sub-surface drip, and water harvesting at the Row Crop Working Group meeting

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4-H Weather and Climate workshop: Summer 2012 – Florida

Training youth and leaders on basic principles of climate and weather

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Climate Adaptation Exchange Fair: February 2012 – Quincy, FL

Adaptation Exchange:  Farm management strategies to reduce climate-related risks

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Row Crop Climate Learning Network: August 2011 – Marianna, FL

Sod-based rotation and climate-risk meeting with farmers and extension from the Southeast

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FSC Meeting: November 2011 – Albany, GA

Federation of Southern Cooperatives, farmers discussing climate history and adaptations

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