Cultivating Resilience: The Southeast
Like many farmers across the country, farmers in the Southeast have experienced a number of changes in weather over the last decade or so. Warmer winters, hotter summers, more variable spring and fall seasons, more drought and more weather extremes have complicated farm management. Livestock producer Will Harris, White Oak Pastures in GA, dairyman Tom Trantham, Happy Cow Creamery in SC, and vegetable grower Ken Dawson, Maple Spring Gardens in NC talk about some of the changes in weather that they have experienced on their farms and the climate resilience benefits of high soil quality, diversified production systems, and high value diversified marketing.
A big thank you to the Natural Resources Defense Council for providing funding for this video. Many thanks also to Will, Tom, Ken, their families, and their employees for their good cheer while putting up with our many requests, additional takes, and odd questions and for taking such good care of us while we were working on their farms! And thanks to Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project and Andrea Desky of K23 Media for giving their time and many talents to this project!