Welcome to the Climate Adaptation Resource Database

This is a database for farmers to contribute and access climate adaptation resources.

From here, users:

  • search several different types of resources, including photos, case studies, and grant opportunities;
  • create accounts, and customize personal “one-stop” dashboards;
  • contribute content, ask questions, and stay in touch.

For details about the database, please visit the about page.
Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resource? Email farmclim@uvm.edu or give us feedback here.

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Climate Adaptation Resources for Northern New England Farmers

Added by Kevin Antoszewski • Last updated February 26, 2024
Author: University of Vermont, University of Maine, USDA Northeast Climate Hub, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The economic tools, visualizations, and resources on this website were designed with and for small, medium, and beginning farmers and ranchers in New England to help address their unique challenges in adapting to a changing climate. These resources are available for three agricultural practices - silvopasture, irrigation, and tarping - that were identified as areas of particular interest and need...

Climate Adaptation for Farms

Added by Kevin Antoszewski • Last updated February 26, 2024
Author: Julie Fine, American Farmland Trust

This Climate Adaptation planning guide for farms will help operators to identify goals, potential climate impacts, risks to farm operations, and identify practice that may help to mitigate or adapt to those risks.

Climate Change Resource Center

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated February 6, 2024
Author: USDA Forest Service
Type: Case studies; Fact sheets; Photos/videos; Scientific summaries
Topic: Cover cropping; Drainage; High tunnels; Irrigation; Reduce tillage; Changing pest and disease pressure; Drought; Forecasts for the Northeast; Precipitation

The USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a national online resource that connects natural resource and land managers with science-based climate change and ecosystem management information and tools.

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Clovercrest Farm: A Family Dairy in Charleston, Maine

Added by Karrah Kwasnik • Last updated November 23, 2019
Author: USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Type: Case studies
Topic: Precipitation; Drought

Clovercrest Farm is a small-scale dairy farm owned by Steve Morrison and Sonja Heyck-Merlin located in Charleston, Maine, 25 miles outside of Bangor. They milk 95 Jersey cattle on 250 acres, of which 125 acres are pasture and 125 acres are wooded. The farm rents 350 acres of cropland in the surrounding area to grow winter forage. Clovercrest Farm is pasture-based and has been certified USDA...

Getting started with drip irrigation: components and costs

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated September 27, 2019
Author: Rachel Schattman and Chloe Boutelle
Type: Fact sheets
Topic: Irrigation; Adaptation practices; Drought; Climate science

This fact sheet presents an overview of the most common components and options in drip irrigation systems, accompanied by estimated costs.

Woodman Horticultural Research Farm at UNH

Added by Karrah Kwasnik • Last updated November 23, 2019
Author: USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Type: Photos/videos; Case studies
Topic: Precipitation; Drought; Changing pest and disease pressure; Education; High tunnels

The USDA Northeast Climate Hub partnered with University of Delaware, and other USDA and land grant collaborators to create a virtual network of climate-informed farm and forest demonstration sites called, 'As If You Were There.' University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at ways growers might adapt to and take advantage of current and expected climate conditions from managing insect...