Climate Smart Farming featured at COP21
Cornell University organized an exhibit of its climate change research, teaching, and outreach capacity, including a poster on the Climate Smart Farming Program, at the 21st Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP21) from November 29th to December 5th in Paris, France. Agriculture was an important issue discussed at the global conference, with many universities, country delegations, and non-governmental organizations hosting side events highlighting the importance of climate change adaptation for farmers and communities, as well as options for mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector. Cornell also partnered with IFPRI, IRD, and UNDP to host a side Read more »
Climate Smart Farming Program: Campus County Connections Webinar
Register here to learn more about Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Program and Extension Team on November 12th, 2015 at 2:30pm. Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Extension Team gives New York farmers access to top extension specialists with the particular expertise to help manage the risks posed by increasing extreme weather, climate variability and long-term change. Working in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension and climate change and agriculture specialists at Cornell, the team draws on the latest science to answer growers’ questions about changes they can make to their management practices that will help increase resiliency and farm sustainability. This webinar will explore the Read more »
North Country Farmers are Already Adapting to Climate Change
By David Sommerstein, North Country Public Radio Listen to this Story Agriculture is one of the major causes of climate change. Soil erosion, methane from livestock, and exhaust from tractors are major sources of greenhouse gases. Last week, Governor Cuomo announced a $1.4 million grant program to help farmers in New York reduce their greenhouse emissions. Farmers can apply for projects to help them better manage water, soil, and waste. Allison Chatrchyan, director of the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture at Cornell University, said programs like these are critical to help farmers conerve more energy through by installing solar panels Read more »