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Train the Trainer

 

Farm Planning for Climate Resilience

An Oregon Train the Trainer Program

 NOVEMBER 2-4th, 2021

10am-Noon and 1-3pm each day 

Goals:

  • Provide training for Oregon agricultural professionals to advance knowledge of farm-based solutions for climate resilience.  These solutions reduce risks from extreme weather events, store more carbon in the soil and work for a farmer’s bottom-line.

  • Create a community of practice in Oregon dedicated to supporting, improving, and better understanding farming for climate resilience in Oregon. 

 

Objective:

Increase knowledge of technical service providers to better support growers in their transition to farming for climate resilience. 

WHO:

Our primary audience is agricultural technical service providers throughout Oregon.

OSU Extension, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Oregon Natural Resource Conservation Service , Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, non-profits and farmer education providers.

 

WHAT:

A series of virtual trainings to increase knowledge of technical service providers to support growers in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change 

  • 6 – 8 virtual sessions in November 2021

  • Content to be determined via planning committee including input from: 

    • grant advisory committee,

    • a survey of ag professionals in Oregon, and

    • models across the US.

  • Highlights from input to date include interest in: holistic farm planning for climate resilience, the science of climate impacts to Oregon, the economic benefits of soil health practices, communications on climate change and deeper dives into specific topics like better water management and cover cropping, the role of equity and land access, updates on state-wide policy and opportunities for engaging in policy. 

 

Supported by: 

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Oregon Professional Development Program (WSARE PDP)

 

Planning Committee:

Amy Garrett-OSU/Dry Farm Collaborative, Hannah Gosnell - OSU, Joe Kline - OR NRCS, Cory Owens - OR NRCS, Maud Powell - OSU Small Farms, Holly Prendeville - USDA NW Climate Hub, and Marie Vicksta, Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District.