Tag Archive for: Climate Mitigation

Vineyard Agroforestry: Growing Grapes in the Era of Climate Change

I had the privilege of undergoing my graduate school research in one of the best places on earth: Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza, like many parts of California, is an arid region with very little rainfall, similar soils, and similar weather patterns. And, like California, it grows great wine. Unlike California, though, Mendoza still has many vineyards that are intercropped with trees in vineyard agroforestry systems. That's why, when I decided to study arid vineyard agroforestry systems for my master’s research, Mendoza is where I journeyed to. 
by Katherine Favor, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Ready for the Future? Climate Disruption and Crop Insurance

Craig Schmitt, a long-time organic grain farmer from Wolf Point, Montana, has some problems doing the right thing. Having just recently recovered from a bout with COVID-19, he feels lucky to be well again. However, being ill put him behind on seeding and he is almost always worried about enough rain to bring his crops to fruition. Montana is a semi-arid dryland farming area, and that means that using cover cropping (or green manures), minimizing tillage, and optimizing soil moisture is tricky.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Episode 188. Perspectives on Agroforestry with Rowan Reid. Part 2

In this episode of Voices from the Field, the second of a two-part…
corn field

Episode 171. Climate-Smart Agriculture

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Colin Mitchell, a sustainable…
Figure 1 showing biomass pyrolysis

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 2. Carbon Markets and Credit Stacking

This webinar, hosted by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist…

Episode 158. Conservation Easements and Ecosystem Service Markets

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture…
An aerial view of a Montana creek bedUSDA

Tag Archive for: Climate Mitigation

Vineyard Agroforestry: Growing Grapes in the Era of Climate Change

I had the privilege of undergoing my graduate school research in one of the best places on earth: Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza, like many parts of California, is an arid region with very little rainfall, similar soils, and similar weather patterns. And, like California, it grows great wine. Unlike California, though, Mendoza still has many vineyards that are intercropped with trees in vineyard agroforestry systems. That's why, when I decided to study arid vineyard agroforestry systems for my master’s research, Mendoza is where I journeyed to. 
by Katherine Favor, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Ready for the Future? Climate Disruption and Crop Insurance

Craig Schmitt, a long-time organic grain farmer from Wolf Point, Montana, has some problems doing the right thing. Having just recently recovered from a bout with COVID-19, he feels lucky to be well again. However, being ill put him behind on seeding and he is almost always worried about enough rain to bring his crops to fruition. Montana is a semi-arid dryland farming area, and that means that using cover cropping (or green manures), minimizing tillage, and optimizing soil moisture is tricky.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Episode 188. Perspectives on Agroforestry with Rowan Reid. Part 2

In this episode of Voices from the Field, the second of a two-part…
corn field

Episode 171. Climate-Smart Agriculture

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Colin Mitchell, a sustainable…
Figure 1 showing biomass pyrolysis

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 2. Carbon Markets and Credit Stacking

This webinar, hosted by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist…

Episode 158. Conservation Easements and Ecosystem Service Markets

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture…
An aerial view of a Montana creek bedUSDA