New Conference: Farming Strategies in Today’s Changing Climate


A one-day conference, “Farming Strategies in Today’s Changing Climate,” will take place this Friday, February 8th at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) in Pittsboro, NC.

Farmers, agricultural scientists, technical assistance providers, and farm advocates are encouraged to  register for the conference, where presentations, workshops, and discussion will address adaptation and mitigation practices in response to climate-related challenges facing agriculture and local foodsheds.

From the conference website:

“In collaboration with our agricultural community, we are bringing NC farmers, NC researchers and technical advisors together along with sustainable agriculture advocates to begin answering questions about how we can modify our production practices in response to climate change.”

“A paper will be written from the findings on this day and be circulated to the appropriate politicians, universities, and agricultural organizations with a call to action. A state wide task force will be formed to create local solutions.”

The conference is presented in collaboration with CCCC, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Chatham County Cooperative Extension, NC Strawberry Association, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, RAFI-USA, and Piedmont Biofuels.

Learn more about the conference and register here.


About Jean Willoughby

Jean Willoughby currently serves as RAFI's Communications Manager and Project Director, overseeing our grant program for entrepreneurial and innovative farmers, the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund. She created the Growing Innovation website as an online library to document the Fund's nearly 20-year history of awarding grants to 600+ food and farm businesses.