A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community
The Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food & Farming 2016
Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York

Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Free for all to attend! Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register here.
 

The mission of The Farmers’ Museum’s annual conference A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community is to inform and inspire farmers as well as the public, unifying and driving the agricultural economy in Central New York. 

The Farmers’ Museum recognizes the importance of contemporary farming and is committed to providing resources and networking opportunities for regional farmers to connect with information, potential partners, and prospective customers. The Farmers’ Museum desires to be an active member of the farming community, educating people about useful practices from both yesterday and today. 

At the same time, this conference will empower the public to become engaged consumers, providing opportunities for people to learn more and get involved.  It is in fostering a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the various processes involved in farming, as well as the issues farmers face today, that we support and stimulate the agricultural evolution that is so vital to the health and well-being of our citizens, our animals, and our land.  We start local to go global, becoming a dynamic force in the agricultural movement that will shape the 21st century.

With a focus on the theme Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York in 2016, the conference will provide essential tools and inspiration to take positive action:  Farmers will have the latest and best information to grow their businesses and products in exciting ways, while also broadening capabilities and capturing a new customer base.  General attendees will learn how to better their families and their communities by making informed choices about their food and recreation. 

This is an exciting time at The Farmers’ Museum -- we shake the dust off the crops and usher in a new season of outreach and advancement!  Thank you for your support and participation!

The Farmers' Museum recognizes the importance of contemporary farming and is committed to providing information and networking opportunities for regional farmers to connect with potential partners and prospective customers.

Free for all to attend! Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register here.

Farmers and agricultural partners are invited to share their products or information at the conference for a small fee; contact Barbara Luhmann at (888) 547-1461.

 

 

Agenda:

The conference will take place in the Louis C. Jones Center

in the Main Barn at The Farmers’ Museum.

8:30 – 9:00 AM            Check-In & Vendor Visits

9:00 – 9:10 AM            Welcome – Danielle Henrici (Director of Education, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum)

9:10 – 9:15 AM            Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio (President & CEO, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum)

9:15 – 10:15 AM          Keynote Address: Climate Risk, Resilience and the Future of Food – Dr. Laura Lengnick (Author of Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate)

10:15 – 11:15 AM        Two Birds with One Stone: Policy for Environmental and Economic Sustainability – Dr. Jason Evans (Associate Professor of Agricultural Business Management, SUNY Cobleskill)

11:15 – 12:15 PM        Title TBD – Dr. M. Todd Walter, (Professor and Director of the Water Resources Institute, Cornell University)

12:15 – 1:00 PM          Lunch & Vendor Visits

1:00 – 2:00 PM            Climate Change: It’s Time for All Hands on Deck! – Dr. Michael Hoffman (Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions)

2:00 – 2:15 PM            Break & Vendor Visits

2:15 – 3:30 PM            Workshop:  New Times, New Tools: Cultivating Climate Resilience on Your Farm – Dr. Laura Lengnick