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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 […]

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 […]