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Cornell Team Wins Honorable Mention in World Bank Big Data Challenge

A team of Cornell researchers led by Dr. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea was one of eight Honorable Mention Winners in the World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge, for their proposal “A data-driven tracking tool dedicated to increasing climate change resilience.”  The proposal included researchers from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and […]

New Research & Policy Brief on U.S. Farmer Views Towards Climate Change

Recognizing the importance of translating climate change research from the land grant system for policy makers, the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture on March 29, 2016 launched a new Research & Policy Brief series. The first Brief, “Understanding the Views and Actions of U.S. Farmers Towards Climate Change (March 2016),” provides an overview […]

CICCA Provides Resources at the NEDPA Conference

Jonathan Lambert and Kim Morrill represented the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program at the Northeast Dairy Producers (NEDPA) Conference, held March 8-9, 2016 in Liverpool, NY. The NEDPA Conference, organized by the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, brought together dairy producers and  extension specialists, and consultants from all over the Northeast to interact and relate […]

Cornell Researchers Facilitate Farmer Panel Discussion at USDA NE Climate Hub Meeting

As the autumn leaves in the Northeast were just beginning to blanket the ground in late October, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub held its first annual –university network hosted– Partner Operational Discussions. The group convened in Annapolis, Maryland where working meetings were held at both the Chesapeake Bay Program and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Cornell launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Climate Smart Farming

The Harvest Campaign for Climate Smart Farming, ending on Giving Tuesday, celebrates the bounty that farmers in the Northeast produce, all while facing increasing challenges and risks from extreme weather and climate change. Please spread the news about the campaign and consider a donation to help us develop a suite of tools, best management practices, and […]

Cornell Undergraduates Work with the Insitute

This year, Cornell seniors, Rachel Erlebacher and Amanda Vargo, are working as Senior Research Assistants to assist with CICCA social science research projects, communication and outreach.  If you see a Facebook or Twitter post, most likely its from one of our fabulous Research Assistants.  Rachel was also featured in a CALS PeriodiCALS article about her work with the […]

Rick Moore

Rick Moore, Programmer, CICSS Decision Support Tools 1106 Bradfield Hall Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 Website | Email

CICCA Building Climate Smart Farming Website

A CICCA team of researchers, social scientists and extension specialists are building a new one-stop-shop website for farmers in the Northeast: Farmers have indicated the need for more regionally and locally-specific information on climate impacts, and specific practices they can implement now to help them adapt to climate change and reduce their carbon footprint. The website […]

Luke Haggerty

Luke Haggerty, a viticulture extension specialist with the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, provides research-based guidance on integrated pest management, farm business management, and viticulture to 840 farms growing 30,000 acres of grapes in western New York and Pennsylvania. He has addressed issues such as replant practices, frost protection, cover crop management, sensor technology, and […]

Dr. Darcy Telenko

Dr. Darcy E.P. Telenko, a regional vegetable extension specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program, currently serves twelve western New York counties, where she focuses on fresh market vegetable production, weed management, and climate change resiliency. She brings a broad experience base to CICCA, beginning with a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.S. in plant and soil […]

Laura McDermott

Laura McDermott, a regional extension specialist in small fruit production for the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, currently serves 17 counties in the Route 87 corridor, where she concentrates on small fruit production and fresh market vegetable production. Her current research projects include low-tunnel strawberry production, resistance management education, and invasive species management. In […]

Jesse Strzok

Jesse Strzok is a regional production economics specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program. His experience is in experimental and non-market valuation of food and agricultural products, genetically modified and organic coexistence, crop insurance, and forecasting.  He works with the CSF team to develop additional farmer-friendly tools and outreach to help with risks and […]

Dr. Kitty O’Neil

Dr. Kitty O’Neil works to improve the yield and production efficiency of field crops and forages – a goal that requires smart crop management and a keen understanding of climate-related risks and long-term soil health.  A field crops and soils specialist, she leads the North New York field crops team, which designs crop and soil […]

Common Thread Farm

July 2014: Interview with Wendy Burkhart-Spiegel of Common Thread Farm in Madison, NY. Common Thread Farm is a CSA that emphasizes locally-produced food and is committed to the NOFA Organic Farmer’s Pledge. Video:

Dr. Kimberley Morrill

Dr. Kimberley Morrill, regional dairy specialist, focuses on calf management, record management, on-farm outreach programs and helping New York dairies improve their capacity to manage the risks associated with climate change. Dr. Morrill conducted research on transition cow management, calf management, and colostrum absorption while earning a B.A. in dairy management and an M.A. in […]