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Fishkill Farms

Spring 2012: Interview with Mark Doyle, business manager of Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, NY. Fishkill Farms is a small organic orchard that specializes in apple production and is dedicated to sustainable farming practices. Video:

Hahn Farm

March 2012: Interview with Tom Hahn, owner and operator of Hahn Farm in Salt Point, NY. Hahn Farm began dairy farming in the late 18th century and has since diversified production to include grass-fed beef, vegetables, and more. Video:

Six Mile Creek Vineyard

July 2014: Interview with Paul King, farm manager of Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca, NY. Six Mile Creek Vineyard is a small vineyard in Ithaca started in the 1970s that produces both wine and spirits. Video:

CALS climate change experts share insight with Albany leaders

Floods, droughts, pests and pathogens were among the weighty topics considered at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. In the middle of a busy legislative session day, Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assembly member Steve Englebright, chairs of the Senate and Assembly environmental conservation committees, hosted a Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational […]

CICCA Presents at Global Climate Smart Ag Conference

CICCA researchers will participate in the 2015 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Conference in Montpellier, France, March 16-18, 2015.  See CICCA’s poster presentation for Farmer-Driven Climate Smart Decision-Making for the Northeastern United States. The Montpellier global science conference will: Address key research issues, gather CSA facts and figures from developing and developed countries and support a collaborative […]

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 […]

CICCA Faculty, Mike Hoffmann, Gives TEDx Talk on Climate Change

On November 8, 2014 Mike Hoffmann, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, presented a TEDx talk, “Climate Change: It’s Time to Raise Our Voices,” at the annual TEDx ChemungRiver 2014 Event, held at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Hoffmann encourages us to become aware, accept the reality, and […]

Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann Briefs UN COP on Biochar

Cornell soil scientist Johannes Lehmann speaks about climate change mitigation strategies for the UN COP 20 Climate Change Conference held December 1-12, 2014 in Lima, Peru. Lehmann addresses the potential of biochar as an important and immediate option for sequestering carbon and improving soil health. For more information: Dr. Lehman’s research UN COP 20 Climate […]

CICCA researchers speak at Stone Barns Conference

On December 3, 2014, Dr. Allison Chatrchyan and Dr. Art DeGaetano gave expert presentations as part of the Stone Barns Center 7th Annual National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more. The CICCA presentations were […]

CICCA provides overview of climate impacts to local agriculture

The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County and Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) are hosting a seminar on: Responding to Climate Change Can’t Wait: Two Examples Monday, November 17, 2014: 7:00–8:30pm Tompkins County Public Library-Borg Warner Room 101 E. Green Street Ithaca, New York 14850 The Program features two Speakers: Climate Change, Food […]

CICCA researchers contribute to Greater Understanding about Climate Change

Belief in climate change doesn’t always lead to action Cornell researchers have set out to identify factors that may motivate Americans to mobilize for grassroots action on climate change. Local climate change consequences, such as beach erosion, motivate people more than distant one. Cornell Chronicle [2014-11-04]: Americans are undergoing a significant shift in thinking about […]

CICCA Organizes Climate Change Briefing for NYS

Albany, NY – On September 26, 2014, seven faculty from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) provided a climate change briefing for the New York Governors Office and Executive Agencies on “Perspectives from Cornell as part of Climate Week in New York State.” […]

NYSERDA Issues Updated Climate Projections Report with Cornell Input

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released updated projections of climate changes in New York State – changes that are already affecting the state and will likely result in greater impacts on flooding, agriculture, winter tourism, and many other areas in the future. This update uses the latest generation of climate models and methods […]

Michael P. Hoffmann

Michael P. Hoffmann CICSS Executive Director Department of Entomology 105A Rice Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 Website | Email

Extreme Weather Challenges Finger Lakes Farms

From the Webster Post [2014-08-03]: By Julie Sherwood Canandaigua, N.Y. – Vineyard damage in the Finger Lakes has ranged from 50 to 90 percent in some areas due to this year’s harsh weather.Spring floods washed out fields and delayed planting of many crops, as well as causing structural and road damage. Flash floods struck again this past […]