We will provide three years of professional development programming on climate resilient agricultural practices to encourage good stewardship of natural resources, improve the quality of life of farmers, encourage a decrease in the use of toxic materials, and promote enterprise diversification. Professional development in climate change resiliency will be conducted in partnership with the Oregon Climate and Agricultural Network and a planning committee.
Project objectives from proposal:
- Work with the Advisory Committee to identify statewide priority topic in sustainable agriculture
- Develop a strategy for delivering educational programming to address topic
- Increase knowledge, skills and technical capacity of agricultural professionals on this topic
- Increase knowledge, skills and technical capacity of farmers and/or ranchers on this topic