The Maine Climate and Agriculture Network is offering a three-webinar series about climate change and agriculture on March 22, March 28 and April 14. Each webinar will consist of several short presentations followed by questions and a general discussion. Speakers will include farmers, outreach professionals, and agricultural and climate scientists.
The first webinar from 2–3 p.m. on March 22 will discuss adapting to climate change on the farm. Panelists include Sarah Simon at the Maine Farmland Trust; Melissa Law at Bumblefoot Organic Farm; Ben Crockett at Opportunity Farms at Morrison Center; and Jason Lilley, sustainable agriculture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
The following webinar from 2–3 p.m. on March 28 also will discuss adapting to climate change on the farm. Panelists include Caro Roszell, New England Soil Health Specialist at the American Farmland Trust; Jeremy Barker Plotkin, co-owner of Simple Gifts Farm; Alessia McCobb and Virginia Winkler, owners of Sound Pine Farm; and Rebecca Long, sustainable agriculture and horticulture professional with UMaine Extension.
From 1–2 p.m. on April 14, panelists will discuss using seaweed as feedstock to reduce methane emissions from cows. Andre Brito, associate professor in agriculture, nutrition and food system at the University of New Hampshire, and Nichole Price, senior research scientists and benthic marine ecologist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will present at the webinar.
The series is free and open to the public. Learn more and register on the program webpage.