Developing Climate Resilient Water Management Plans for Diverse Cropping Systems

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Because of climate change, it can be more difficult than ever to plan for meeting the water needs of your crops. Answering questions around the nuances of crop water needs, how to identify and utilize appropriate water sources, and how to know if your water supply will be sustainable into the future are all becoming more challenging to answer. In this forum, Dr. Rahcel Schattman will discuss how to acquire the information needed to develop climate-resilient farm water plans and cover emerging opportunities for improving water management strategies in diversified cropping systems. Rachel’s presentation will be followed by a facilitated farmer-to-farmer discussion. Come to listen, share your experiences, ask questions, troubleshoot, and be inspired about new systems that may make your own farm more climate-resilient

Dr. Rachel Schattman is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture, where she focuses on supporting farmers to be more resilient in the face of climate change while protecting natural resources.

The Climate Forums are brought to you by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. This event is one in a three-part series discussing Managing Agricultural Systems in a Changing Climate. At the registration link, you can choose to attend whichever sessions you wish. Our first session is focused on nutrient management for crop producers, our second session focuses on grassland fertility management, and our third session discusses farm water planning for diverse production types. 

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