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CICCA Participates in NYS Ag Society 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum

January 8, 2015 – CICCA Director, Allison Chatrchyan, announced that the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture will participate in the New York State Agricultural Society’s 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum, co-sponsored with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum is one of the largest agricultural meetings in the state, with nearly 500 attendees expected to attend. The event will take place on January 8, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY.

According to the organization’s website, “the Department of Agriculture and Markets is honored to once again partner with the New York State Agricultural Society for the 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum,” said Commissioner Ball. “This event does an extraordinary job of bringing the right people together to listen and learn about the future of our state’s prosperous agricultural sector.” The renowned keynote speaker, Dr. David Kohl,  will engage attendees in a discussion about diversification, as well as several New York farmers who will share their own stories.

CICCA will be providing a display table and materials from Cornell University on “Climate Smart Farming,” including Cornell climate change fact sheets, climate smart farming videos, and links to Best Management Practices and Resources. For more details, see: http://www.nysagsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Forum.pdf.