Skip to main content

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 University Climate Change Seminar Series Begins Monday, Feb 8

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) and the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) have created a class/seminar series on climate change, entitled “Cornell University Climate Change Seminar, Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge.”  This seminar gives students and any other attendees the opportunity to hear climate change experts […]

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 […]

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 University to Present a Side Event at the COP 21 in Paris

This Thursday Cornell University, IFPRI, IRD, and UNDP are hosting a joint Side Event briefing at COP 21: “Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition, and Food Security: Critical Lessons from Project Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.” This event will provide insights into the nexus of climate change, agroecology, food security and nutrition from international research and development projects […]

Campus County Connections Webinar: Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Program

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 […]

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 […]

CICCA Director, Mike Hoffmann, gives TEDx Talk on Climate Change

In December, 2014, CICCA Executive Director, Mike Hoffmann gave a talk about climate change and future risks. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Stymied about what to do about climate change? Mike Hoffmann of Cornell University, encourages us to become aware, accept the reality, and then […]

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 […]

How North Country Farmers are Already Adapting to Climate Change

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 […]

CICCA Co-Sponsors 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture was a proud sponsor of the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, which took place from October 11th-14th at Cornell University. The conference addressed the food system activities of processing, distributing and consuming food, as well as food production from crop, livestock, tree, freshwater and marine […]

Nestlé’s Hans Jöhr to Give Public Talk about Climate Change at Cornell University

Cornell University will be hosting the Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference from July 29-31, 2015. This two-day regional conference will feature a unique opportunity to learn about regional climate trends and national and international drivers, along with emerging dairy housing and manure management systems and, adaptation strategies for agriculture in the Northeast and […]

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 […]

Leading Experts on Climate Change and Agriculture Offer New Resource to New York Farmers through Climate Smart Farming Extension Team

ITHACA, N.Y. – New York farmers coping with extreme weather and climate variability now have a new resource at their disposal: Cornell University’s Climate Smart Farming Extension Team. Organized by Cornell University’s Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA), in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), the cross-state team will provide growers with assistance and […]