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Winter 2022 climate resilience cohort

Climate change is making our farms and our farm planning more unpredictable. It is becoming increasingly important to address climate change considerations in our land management planning and decision-making. This winter, join the Land Stewardship Project, UMN Extension, and Laura Lengnick of Cultivating Resilience for a four-part training series targeted to specialty crop growers.

Through this series, you will be guided through a five-step process of Whole Farm Planning for Climate Resilience in order to:
  • Learn more about the potential impacts of increasing climate variability and change on your agricultural operation.
  • Evaluate climate risk management options that best support your farm and family goals by reducing risks and capturing new opportunities associated with changing climate conditions.
  • Make a plan to implement selected climate resilience strategies and evaluate their effectiveness over time.

This four-part series will give you tools to incorporate climate change considerations into annual operations as well as over the longer-term with an adaptive whole farm management strategy that draws on your experience and expertise as a farmer. 

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The first part of the training will include an overnight retreat December 2-3 at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. The additional three trainings will be held over Zoom (with the schedule TBD).

The training cost is $200/person or $350/two farming partners. This cost includes the food and lodging for the retreat as well as the additional zoom trainings and follow-up support. Scholarships are available. We are targeting specialty crop growers (vegetables, cut flowers, fruits, etc.) with two or more years of farming experience for this training. There are a limited number of spaces available, sign-up by filling out this online form: Please feel to reach out with any specific questions.

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