Given the tremendous economic contributions that the agriculture and forestry industries provide to the state’s economy and the threats that changing climatic conditions pose, the members of NC ADAPT believe that preparedness planning is needed, and that the state as a whole would benefit from the development of a comprehensive adaptive management strategy.
The NC ADAPT Planning Team invites you to the North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Summit. This event will take place on August 11, 2015, at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the program will conclude by 4:30 pm.
The purpose of the Adaptation Summit is to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders to identify and forge consensus on the unique adaptation challenges that North Carolina’s agriculture and forestry sectors will face going forward. Summit attendees will also establish a pathway for constructing an adaptive management plan to improve agriculture and forestry resiliency and further enhance the economic viability of these sectors for decades to come.
The Adaptation Summit is a recommendation of the recently released report Keeping North Carolina’s Farms and Forests Vibrant and Resilient: An Adaptive Management Planning Strategy. The Adaptation Summit consists of a full-day session with keynote and technical speakers, stakeholder panels and stakeholder breakout sessions. A draft of the Adaptation Summit agenda can be found here. Please go to http://NCADAPT.rsvpify.com to register for the Adaptation Summit. There is no fee to attend and lunch and refreshments are provided.
Please join us and take an active role in improving the resilience of North Carolina’s two most defining and important industries – agriculture and forestry.
RC Hunt and Chip Miller
North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Work Group