Members of Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Team organized multiple educational sessions this winter to help farmers and consultants understand the impacts of climate change on NYS farms, how to adapt and mitigate emissions.
In Ulster County, Jim O’Connell worked to organize several sessions related to climate change for their New and Beginning Farmer Series, including an Intro to Regenerative Agriculture & the Regenerative Organic Certification (March 17); Climate Change & Agriculture (March 24th). Three upcoming sessions will cover Seriously Soil (March 31); Intro to Agroforestry (April 14); and Intro to Climate Resilience (April 21). Contact Jim O’Connell for more details.
In South Central NY, Janice Degni organized a weekly series of Virtual Winter Crop Meetings, covering topics including Methane’s Role in Global Warming & Current and Future Opportunities to Decrease Enteric Methane; he Value of Manure; Carbon Markets – A Realistic Outlook; and Net 0 and Sustainability – What it Means for the Dairy Industry. Contact Janice Degni for more details.
In Northern NY, Kitty O’Neil organized the 26th Annual North Country Crop Congress over two dates in February with updates on getting the most from nitrogen fertilizer expenses for 2022, new carbon and greenhouse gas management opportunities, and the newly updated forage decision tool that is being developed by Cornell. Contact Kitty O’Neil for more details.