This Northeast Specialty Crop Water Symposium, which will be co-hosted by the University of Vermont and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub, will be targeted towards researchers, agricultural advisors (e.g. Extension, agency, and private), and industry representatives who work in northeastern specialty crops. We are grateful for the support of USDA NIFA in holding this event.
The symposium has three overarching goals:
- Increase our shared understanding and knowledge about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain fed specialty crops in the Northeast, and how water use efficiency practices can be improved
- Create opportunities for researchers, Extension, and technical service providers working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another
- Create opportunities for participants in the Northeast to learn from practitioners from other parts of the U.S.