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Thu, Feb 15


Winthrop Barn

Farmer's Forum

Methow Conservancy is hosting a half-day forum for local agriculturalists at the Winthrop Barn. Key topics will include: water efficiency/drought resilience, climate projections for the Methow Valley, and crop selection for climate resilience.

Farmer's Forum
Farmer's Forum

Time and Location

Feb 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Winthrop Barn, 51 State Rte 20, Winthrop, WA 98862, USA

About the event

Farmers’ Forum: Practical Opportunities for a Resilient Farm Thursday, February 15, 10am-2pm (doors open at 9:30am) at the Winthrop Barn

Free. Space limited; registration required. Preference given to active agriculturalists and agricultural land owners/managers in the Methow Valley. Local agriculturalists: please let us know by Feb. 5 if you plan to attend.

Other interested parties, please let us know if you'd like to attend. We will contact you after Feb. 5 if there is space available.


Whether you raise carrots or cows, you'll find relevant concepts in this forum. Key topics will include:
  • water efficiency/drought resilience
  • climate projections for the Methow Valley
  • crop selection for climate resilience
  • virtual fencing

1) David Granatstein, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, Emeritus, Washington State University (WSU)

2) Chad Kruger, Director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR)

3) Michael Brady, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist in the School of Economic Sciences, WSU

4) Troy Peters, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, WSU

5) Edd Townsend, Rancher, Board of Supervisors, Okanogan Conservation District

Click HERE for an agenda and schedule for the Farmers' Forum.

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