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Webinar: "Measure Your On-Farm Biodiversity" presented by The Organic Center & Furman University

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

The Organic Center and Furman University are excited to present a webinar about measuring on-farm biodiversity using a simple, free public tool called the Healthy Farm Index.  Nature provides the foundation on which sustainable farming is built. However nature is complex, challenging to predict, and change on a farm is difficult to track over time. In this webinar we will first frame sustainable agriculture practices in light of their connection to nature and more specifically biodiversity. Second we will provide a demonstration of new online interactive version of the Healthy Farm Index. The Index is a biodiversity and ecosystem service planning and monitoring tool for (organic) farmers to better understand the direction connection to actions taken and responses at the farm scale. Use of the Index will help farmers and other landowners better understand how nature on their farm changes and more importantly how this change benefits the farm the surrounding environment. We will end the webinar with a brief discussion on how the Health Farm Index could align with the new USDA biodiversity and natural resource guidelines and a question and answer session. For more information please contact The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs, Jessica Shade.

Webinar details:

Feb 22nd 2016 at 5:30pm ET

Log-in Link: http://furman.adobeconnect.com/hfi2016/

Call-in Information: Conference dial in: 1-719-234-7800.  Participant Code: 756016 #

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