You are invited to participate in a stakeholder workshop on understanding outcomes of agricultural adaption decisions in a changing climate. The program will begin with talks by WSU BioEarth researchers, discussing how models are used to investigate opportunities and challenges associated with changing management practices in Pacific Northwest agricultural systems. In the afternoon portion of the workshop, we will host discussion sessions to explore tradeoffs and co-benefits associated with specific management decisions and to establish priorities for future research directions.
Who: Agricultural producers, industry representatives, government agency personnel, county conservation district staff, NGO representatives, researchers and extension agents interested in adaptation strategies for regional agriculture should all participate.
Where: Washington State University TriCities Campus, Richland, WA. Meeting room information to be provided soon.
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 9. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Please contact workshop coordinator Liz Allen with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (774) 437-2819.
Register here: http://bioearth.brownpapertickets.com. If you require overnight accommodation, note that the Richland Hilton Hampton House Inn has rooms available at the government rate on February 15 and 16. To make a reservation, call the Inn at (509) 943-4400 and use the group code “WSU BioEarth” or use this link to reserve online: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PSCRLHX-BIO-20170215/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
For background information about the BioEarth modeling framework see http://www.bioearth.wsu.edu
For information about a series of BioEarth webinars reporting on five years of climate impacts and nutrient dynamics research in the Northwest US (including links view to past presentations) seehttp://csanr.wsu.edu/webinars/bioearth/
You may also be interested in the Nitrogen Systems Research Symposium coming up in Pullman, WA, on March 2nd. Contact Liz Allen (email@example.com) for details about that event.