May 26, 2020
Join Prairie Rivers Network and Food Works for a virtual field day about climate change and agriculture in southern Illinois. Illinois’ State Climatologist Trent Ford will discuss the science and impacts of climate change as they relate to agriculture in southern Illinois. Farmer Jill Rendleman of All Seasons Farm will share “on the ground” experiences in southern Illinois and discuss how her farm is already implementing and considering practices to adapt to these changes. Amanda Pankau, an Energy Campaign Coordinator with Prairie Rivers Network, will discuss agriculture as an important solution for climate change mitigation and adaptation. This virtual field day is a collaboration with the IDEA Farm Network, a farmer-led learning community that explores and implements ideas and approaches that balance farm productivity, profitability, and environmental health.