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Leading at the Edge: A Roadmap to Advance Edge of Field Practices in Agriculture
February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join a 1-hour webinar about the importance of accelerating the adoption of Edge of Field (EoF) practices to achieve an integrated, whole-farm approach to working lands conservation. The webinar is hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), and Meridian Institute.
Sustainability is becoming mainstream in agriculture, and real progress is being made improving the outcomes of crop production. But larger-scale changes are needed to meet greenhouse gas, water and other sustainability goals. EoF practices like wetlands, saturated buffers and drainage water management are conservation technologies that provide on-farm and downstream benefits to achieve sustainability goals.
Leaders from TNC, SWCS and Meridian Institute convened a 6-month collaborative process to develop an Edge of Field Roadmap to drive coordinated and collective actions across the agriculture community and catalyze widespread adoption of EoF practices to meet water quality and biodiversity goals. This process engaged a diversity of stakeholders including agricultural producers, NGOs, associations, agribusiness, and others to ensure the Roadmap leverages diverse experience and expertise and is inclusive of a broad range of perspectives.
In this webinar, we will highlight the importance of edge of field practices, share insights from the collaborative process that developed the EoF Roadmap and facilitate a discussion among industry leaders on how to scale up these important technologies to help transition to a more regenerative agricultural system.
Full agenda to be announced shortly.
For more information about Edge of Field practices, visit nature.org/EdgeofField