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Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Implications for Educators, Industry, and Producers Workshop
You’re invited to participate in this free workshop. Your expertise is needed to assist in identifying and planning for climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. There will be dedicated mitigation and adaptation sessions, guest speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and an overlapping poster session networking event. Limited spots available. Click here for the proposed full conference agenda.
Session A - March 9th, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Conference Session A Goals (Click here for proposed Session A Agenda):
Summarize regional information on the environmental and economic benefits and costs of mitigation strategies for rangelands, livestock, and croplands
Identify pathways and barriers to the adoption of specific mitigation strategies, including: 1) soil health/carbon sequestration, 2) nitrogen stewardship, 3) livestock partnerships, and 4) energy generation and efficiency
Produce a draft strategic plan for the next 5 years for educating NW ag resource managers on climate mitigation, including identification of information needs, plans for programming, and the development of evaluation metrics and outcome indicators.
Session B - March 9th, 5:00 PM - March 11th, 1:00 PM
Conference Session B Goals (Click here for proposed Session B Agenda):
Identify critical knowledge gaps in adapting agriculture in the US Northwest to climate change (Determine top issues, synthesize existing research, find gap areas, identify target stakeholders for each, identify possible project leaders/teams);
Improve coordination, utility, infrastructure, and usefulness of climate decision-support tools that exist or are being generated or envisioned for the region; and
Produce a white paper that provides a concrete roadmap to guide regional efforts in the context of emerging national strategies to address knowledge gaps and provide useful decision support tools for climate change adaptation.
For more information and to stay up to date on this conference please visit our conference website at http://bit.ly/AgCCWorkshop.