Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Midwest and Northeast
Author(s): Maria K. Janowiak et al.
Organization: Midwest, Northeast, and Northern Forests Climate Hubs, USDA
Planning Step: Adaptation Options
Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Midwest and Northeast presents information, resources and an adaptive whole farm planning process designed to help agricultural producers, service providers, and educators in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States integrate climate change considerations and action-oriented decisions into existing farm and conservation plans. The Adaptation Workbook included in this resource guides users through a 5-step planning process to identify and assess climate change impacts, challenges, opportunities, and farm-level adaptation options with a focus a focus on natural and technological resource management strategies. A menu of adaptation strategies and associated practices address both short- and long-range timeframes and extend from incremental adjustments of existing practices to major alterations that transform the entire farm operation. This menu includes a range of strategies and practices to support adaptive climate risk management and resilience planning for row crops and forages, confined livestock, grazing, orchards, and small fruit and vegetable production systems in the Midwest and Northeast U.S.
Relevant Region(s): All | Farm Scale: All | Farm Type: All | Markets: All