The CICSS Team will be showcasing an updated and improved Version 2.0 of the CSF Grape Hardiness and Freeze Risk Tool on January 4th at the 2018 NYS Ag Society Forum. The new version of the tool includes updated 2018 weather and forecast data, and a faster graphical output to improve the users’ experience with the tool. The Northeast is currently experiencing an extreme cold snap, and the tool is predicting temperatures that could damage grapes and other perennial crops in parts of the Northeast region. Armed with more precise forecast information related to their crops, farmers can put in place mitigative practices to reduce crop losses. On January 3rd, Dr. Toby Ault will be presenting a talk at the CALs Alumni reception on the topic of “Data Driven Decision Making,” featuring his work with the CSF Program and tools.