Barr Farms has raised livestock and certified organic mixed vegetables on a fragipan (shallow soil) in the Ohio River Valley for 13 years. In response to increasing climate challenges – heavy rain events, high humidity all year, wetter than normal summers, and the possibility of droughts in the fall – Adam and Rae have implemented several mitigating systems.
Learn about their use of ryegrass and cover crops, biochar, drainage, and other adaptations to increase farm resiliency. Join in a discussion of the pros and cons of various strategies for farming successfully in a changing climate. Q&A with Adam and Rae will follow the live presentation.
Open to all and FREE to attend. Registration is required.
Funding for this Field Day is made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion through a Specialty Crop Block Grant.