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Saturday, January 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
My Land is Wet – What Can I Do?

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For well over 30 years, precipitation in the Northeast has been on the increase, expanding wet areas on farms and leading to greater vulnerability along riparian zones due to increased volume and velocity of traveling water. What options are available to help farmers adapt? Kimberly Hagen, Grazing Specialist at the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will share what she learned from her spring 2015 trip to Minnesota visiting farms that routinely use grazing as a tool to maintain riparian edges. Jim Eikenberry, Wetlands Specialist with the Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Service, will describe the options available to farmers with wet land, as well as what is not allowed under USDA wetland compliance rules, including cleared forest land with streams or wetlands within.


Jim Eikenberry

Wetlands Specialist, VT Natural Resource Conservation Service
Jim Eikenberry is the Wetlands Specialist for Vermont NRCS.  Jim’s work involves helping private landowners statewide identify wetlands on their property and also working with landowners to restore and permanently protect wetlands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality... Read More →
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Kimberly Hagen

Grazing Specialist, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Kimberly joined the Center for Sustainable Agriculture in February 2012 to provide technical assistance and support for grass-based farms – for those already immersed in the practices, those planning to transition, and everything in between. Kimberly spent several years working... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST
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