Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming program is a voluntary initiative that helps farmers in the Northeastern US prepare for and respond to climate variability and change through online decision tools, resources, and extension support.
The Cornell team was runner-up for the recent World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge. Cornell’s plan proposed development of a data-driven tracking tool dedicated to increasing climate change resilience.
We are also working to incorporate “big data” into agricultural decision making in the face of climate change. Please contact us if you would like to collaborate.
CICSS Executive Director, Mike Hoffmann, speaks frequently on the issues surrounding climate change to groups throughout the world. CICSS Program Manager, Jonathan Lambert, is involved in youth education such as with 4-H Career Explorations. CICSS also sponsors the Cornell University Climate Change Seminar and is consistently present at local and community events for Earth Day and other occasions.