UNH Extension is piloting a new program to work one on one with NH-Based farmers to help identify ways in which farms can become more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.
We aim to work with a select number of farms that have an interest in learning more about how they can reduce the impacts of a changing climate by implementing practices to make their operations more resilient. Through a one-on-one assessment including soil characteristics, topography, and current management practices, we can identify areas where a change in plans might lead to reduced risk of crop losses from drought, floods, or winter injury; better animal health; and less stress for farm workers.
We aim to identify practices that have the greatest potential to improve farm resiliency by taking note over time of how farms respond to climate-related risks. These will be shared back to the farming community, in aggregate.
Depending on the size of your farm, we anticipate the initial investment of your time would be 1-3 hours for the initial visit. From there, our interactions would be guided by what practices you choose to implement.
Call 603-447-3834 with questions about this program.