The first Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference was held on Wednesday February 6th, from 8:30am-4:30pm at Allmendinger Hall on the WSU-Puyallup Campus: 2606 West Pioneer Ave, Puyallup WA 98371.
The first Puget Sound Region Agricultural Drainage Conference, hosted by WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, was for staff and District Commissioners from regional organizations working on agricultural drainage issues to share challenges, solutions, lessons learned, and begin to set the stage for potential future collaborations, research efforts, or conversations. The day featured interactive panels, relevant discussions, and ample time for networking and meeting folks working on similar issues.
The agenda is available here.
This Conference is hosted by*:
Funding for this Conference comes from*:
Conference Sponsors include:
Pierce Conservation District, King County Water and Land Resources Division, and Pierce County’s Agriculture Program
*This conference is supported by the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) and the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE). This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-38640-26916 through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number 201207-511. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.
In the first round of the Farming in the Floodplain Project, our Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings were a really successful and productive way of bringing together agricultural landowners, community members, regional technical experts, and local flood/farm/fish staff. We are currently planning 4 TAG meetings for this round of the FFP, and held our first meeting on December 10th, 2019.
After briefly reviewing the work plan for the next 18 months of the FFP, we focused on our efforts to write an Agricultural Resilience Action Plan for the Clear Creek area, and gathered input from the 25+ folks in attendance. The goal of the Ag Resilience Action plan is to create a document that would identify a suite of actions that could address challenging physical conditions, increase agricultural viability, and enhance the resilience of the agricultural community as conditions change. For more information about this process, see our FAQ.
For more details on the TAG meeting, here are our meeting notes.