February 29, 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Best Western Glengarry, Truro
This one-day event will provide insights into current Nova Scotia climate change projections and what this will mean for NS farmers. Participants will delve into discussions about climate change adaptation, regenerative agricultural practices and technologies to enhance resilience, and discover program and funding opportunities to support adoption of climate-smart farming practices in Nova Scotia.
First 30 farmers to register will get 100% rebate at the event!
|Registration & Morning Coffee
|The role of emerging technologies in supporting a global transition to more sustainable farm systems
, Research & Innovation Manager – McCain Foods Farm of the Future
|Climate Change Projections for Nova Scotia
Alex Cadel, Climate Services Specialist, CLIMAtlantic, Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change
|The challenge of predicting and preparing for weather events that have never happened before
Jim Abraham, Severe weather meteorologist, President of CLIMaction Services, @YHZweatherguy
|Programs Interlude 1: NS Environmental Farm Plan, Perennia Weather Stations Initiative, Efficiency NS
|Lunch – Interactive feedback wall
What do you produce and what climate issues are of top concern to you?
|Effective regenerative agriculture for the future-proof farm
Steve Groff, Farmer, consultant, and author of The Future-Proof Farm: Changing Mindsets in a Changing World
|Programs interlude 2: On Farm Climate Action Fund, Living Labs, NSDA Resilient Agricultural Landscapes Program
|Farmers for Climate Solutions: For Farmers, By Farmers
Rosalie Gillis-Madden, FaRM Manager – Farmer Engagement and Learning
|Producer Panel: Climate smart farming in a changing world
Panelists: Brian Newcombe of Cornwallis Farms, Alicia King of Six Maples Farm, Timothy Stirling of Stirling’s Mountainside Farms and Angus Ells, Manager of Carrot Farming of Bragg Lumber Company
|Programs Interlude 3: NSDA Business Risk Management, NSDA Programs, NSDA Lab Services, NS Climate Adaptation Leadership Program