Farmscape Ecology Field Day at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub
In 2019, FEP and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub partnered to launch the Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative (AFERC) to further research in agriculture and ecology with the goal of sharing information, tools, and resources with farmers and communities in the region. The collaborative works together across disciplines with the goal of better understanding the complex interactions between on-farm habitats, biodiversity, and crop production in the region. Farmers, conservation professionals, land managers, and others interested in on-farm ecology are invited to come out and learn about the different research projects that occur at the Farm Hub and discuss their potential applications for farms and land in the region. Event participants will have an opportunity to learn about each project in the field, meet the researchers, and ask questions in this interactive workshop.
Presenters from the research collaborative will include FEP’s Conrad & Claudia (bug/crop/habitat interactions & meadow establishment/floral resources), Anne Bloomfield (birds and year-round habitat use) & Teresa Dorado from the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Gabriel Perron from Bard College (soil microbiology), farmer and independent researcher Will Yandik (cover crop as habitat for winter birds), Erik Kiviat and Jason Tesauro from Hudsonia (turtles and farming), SUNY New Paltz professor Shafiul Chowdhury (water quality and ag land use), Carmen Greenwood from SUNY Cobleskill (soil macroinvertebrate biodiversity) and Violet Wu, a graduate student from the University of New England (Bobolinks).
This is a free event and registration is requested. Here is the link to register.
Rain date: Thursday, August 10 from 1:30-4:30 pm.