Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools

Cutting-edge tools to help farmers manage climate risk.

CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator

Plots Growing Degree Days (GDD) to help predict plant development and pest/disease outbreaks, and provides a climatological context.

CSF Water Deficit Calculator

Monitors current and forecasted soil water deficit at your location to allow efficient water management and smart scheduling of irrigation.

CSF Winter Cover Crop Planting Scheduler

Understand how the chances of growing a successful winter cover crop at your location are affected by planting date selection.

CSF Climate Change in Your County

Find out how the climate has changed in your county since 1950, and what is projected over the next century.

Climate Smart Farming Extension Team

Let us help you increase your farm's resiliency and sustainability.

Dr. Kitty O’Neil,
Field Crops & Soil Health

Laura McDermott,
Small Fruit

Sarah Ficken,
Dairy and Farm Planning Specialist

Mary Wrege,
Energy & Emergency Preparedness and Community Resilience Specialist

Elizabeth Buck,
Vegetable Specialist

Jim O'Connell,
Grapes, Berries & Farm Labor Specialist

Find an extension office near you:
New York Offices
Other State Offices

Resources and Best Management Practices

Reduce emissions. Increase resiliency and profitability. Realize opportunities.


Climate Smart Farming Multimedia

Gain first-hand knowledge via farmer success stories and demos.