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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: www.climatesmartfarming.org. 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 […]

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 […]

Malawian and NY Farmers Discuss Building a Resilient Food System

When: Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 – 8:30 pm (dinner 6-7, dialogue 7-8:30 pm)  Where: The Space @ Greenstar, 700 West Buffalo Street  What: Supper (light fare), panel discussion and broader dialogue between farmers and eaters in the Finger Lakes region and Malawi about how we can build an ecological, resilient and just food system. Join […]

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) wins Food Security Prize in France

Norman Uphoff, professor emeritus of government and former director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), who has been working with System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for over 20 years, accepted the international Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security during the third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture March 16, […]

For Northeast, a brutal winter redefines ‘enough is enough’

Forget the winter of our discontent. For Northeasterners enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades, it’s the winter of our exasperation, full-on funk and enough-is-enough rage. From slush-covered Manhattan intersections to snow-choked Boston streets, moods are as low and tempers short as a record-breaking winter seems to have gone on all too long. […]

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 […]

‘Springcasting’ webinar March 3

Thanks to a changing environment, trees and other plants experience advanced budding and blooming – or season creep. Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric science, will discuss “springcasting” in a public webinar hosted by USA National Phenology Network on Tuesday, March 3, at 12:30 p.m. “The timing of spring in North America is […]