Managing farms with biodiversity and the health of ecosystems in mind will require a variety of perspectives and approaches. What can farms offer to biodiversity conservation efforts and what might wild organisms provide in terms of “services” to the production of crops? Join us for a half-day event focused on the many interconnections between agriculture and ecology. This event features research partners working with the Applied Farmscape Ecology Team, co-coordinated by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.
Speakers will include:
Claudia Knab-Vispo, – Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program On-farm Native Meadow Establishment
Conrad Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program – Beneficial Insects/Insect Biodiversity
Shafiul Chowdhury, SUNY New Paltz – Water Quality in Relation to Land Use
Tejawee Neupane and Hannah Herrick, on behalf of Gabriel Perron, Bard College – On-farm Soil Microbiology
Noah Perlut, University of New England – Grassland Bird Conservation
Will Yandik, farmer and researcher – Biodiversity and On-farm Habitats
Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia – Turtle Interactions with Agriculture
We will also premiere a short film about the work of the Applied Farmscape Ecology Program at the Farm Hub by Oceans 8 films.
Lunch is included and will feature Farm Hub produce.
Trails are available the day of the event for fall hiking.
Seating is limited. Please register early to ensure your spot.
Please register here for this free event.
Date(s) - 11/16/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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