Climate Adaptation Fellowships Program

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The Climate Adaptation Fellowships Program is a peer-to-peer learning program that builds climate resilience across farms, forests and communities. It includes a curriculum for farmers, foresters, and advisors that includes the information they need to adapt to climate change. The program also works to bring climate change into advisors' outreach programs and to have conversations about climate change with peers and colleagues. The curriculum is designed to increase participant knowledge and empower broad adoption of climate adaptation practices in the northeastern United States. It was developed through a multiyear collaboration between multiple land grant universities, including Rutgers University, USDA agencies, nonprofit organizations and land managers and was supported through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S.Department of Agriculture, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. Implementation of the program is being piloted in 2020-2021 through a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program for vegetable and small fruit growers and advisors. 

Learn more about the pilot program here.