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Climate Smart Farming Leads Workshops at Largest Sustainable Ag Conference in the East

CICCA’s Climate Smart Farming (CSF) team will be presenting at PASA’s (Pennsylvania Action for Sustainable Agriculture) 25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference at the end of this week.

The 2016 conference runs from February 3rd to 6th and will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. This is the largest sustainable agriculture conference in the East, and convenes over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists, and business and community leaders every year. The theme of “Farming in a Changing Climate” this year reflects the ever-increasing impact of climate change on agricultural systems, and the need to raise awareness of best management practices for mitigation and adaptation.

The CSF team is excited to be involved with the conference, and talks to be given by team members and affiliates are listed below:

  • Art DeGeatano (Director, Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center) will be giving a workshop with Dan Dostie (USDA-NRCS Climate Hub) from 8:30 AM to 9:50 AM on Friday, February 5th entitled: “Northeast Climate Change Impact Projections & Planning Considerations for Selecting Adaptation Practices”
  • Allison Chatrchyan and Mike Hoffman (CSF Program Founders, and Director and Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change) will be giving a workshop from 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM on Friday, February 5th entitled: “Impacts, Opportunities & Adaptations: Climate-Smart Farming in the Northeast”

Please consider joining us at these events in State College, and contact us for more information if needed!