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Welcome to the 2018 Young Farmers Conference! Please be sure to register for each session you plan to attend, as capacity is limited. Also make sure to edit your schedule if you decide you no longer want to attend a session so that others have a chance to add it to their schedule.
Thursday, December 6 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Changing Climate, Changing Research: Exploring Agroecology through Participatory On- Farm Research LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

There are a plethora of challenges facing farmers, many of which are tied to a changing climate. Given the firsthand experiences and insights of farmers, it is critical that their perspectives are included in research efforts, such as that on climate change adaptation and resiliency strategies. Join us for a discussion examining the role of researchers, farmers, non-profits, and other actors in shaping an inclusive agroecosystem that seeks to equitably extend across disciplines and bodies of knowledge. The session will draw on the perspectives of a University researcher and beginning farmer, along with the backgrounds of attendees, to explore how formal and informal participatory research can influence the future of land- based livelihoods and agroecology.

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Victor Izzo

Educational Coordinator and Faculty Member, University of Vermont - Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative
For the better part of my career I have spent my time exploring the evolutionary dynamics of biological systems in the broadest sense. I believe that by understanding how populations evolve in the face of changing environmental conditions we can develop long-term solutions to just... Read More →
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Alisha Utter

Land Steward/PhD Student, Arbor Farmstead/University of Vermont
Alisha Utter co-stewards Arbor Farmstead, a veganic fruit farm and value-added kitchen on the Lake Champlain Islands in Vermont. She is a first generation famer and active member of the Vermont Young Farmers Coalition. In addition to farming, she is a Plant and Soil Science PhD student... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
West Haybarn

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