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Free farm resilience workshop on March 10, 2016 to help farmers adapt for extreme weather events

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Looking for solutions to adapt your farm for extreme weather events? Our experts will present on-farm solutions to cope with major rain events, prolonged periods of drought, breakdown of soil structure and other challenges, through new equipment technology and financial assistance programs.

Join us for a free workshop (including lunch) on Thursday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harry Howell Arena to share your concerns about extreme weather impacts on your operation and to learn from industry experts about opportunities to build resilience on your farm to adapt for extreme weather conditions.

Specific topics that are expected to be covered at the workshop include:

  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program (Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time and Right Place)
  • Building Resilience through Cover Crops
  • Preserving Soils by Installing Windbreaks
  • Controlling Erosion in the Field
  • Innovative Drainage Design
  • New Tillage Technology
  • City of Hamilton Well Decommissioning Program
  • Financial Assistance Programs

We ask that attendees please register in advance as space is limited. For more information, including how to register, please visit www.conservationhalton.ca/farm-resilience, or call 905-336-1158, extension 0. Harry Howell Arena is located at 27 Highway 5 in Waterdown (Clappison’s Corners).