Workshop Session: Friday II
Coming off a year with rainfall amounts more than double the norm, the need to build healthy soils that can withstand weather extremes is clear. We’ll look at research-based guidance on practices that can improve overall soil structure and water-holding capacity—characteristics critical to dealing with extreme precipitation events. Then, we’ll break into small groups to dive deeper into relevant examples and get input on the research needed to design more resilient organic farming systems, particularly in a changing climate.
Lauren Snyder is the education and research program manager at the Organic Farming Research Foundation. She recently received a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.
Jessica Gutknecht is a soil ecologist at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.