Northeast Climate Hub Partners Meeting

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/14/2018 - 03/15/2018
All Day

Location
Rutgers University

Categories


Overview and Goals

Hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and partners, the intent of this meeting is for us to examine the state of our knowledge on climate adaptation and promote actions to support agriculture in our region. We will target our unique challenges and opportunities based on the climate science most relevant to the agricultural context of our region. The NE Hub and partners will invite participants to include Extension specialists from Universities, federal and state agencies, and private sector. We invite researchers, farmers, and others to provide critical context and information. Building upon the foundational understanding of the climate trends and impacts, participants will investigate the solutions—by sharing adaptation experiences and discussing feasibility, cost-effectiveness and tradeoffs. Altogether, this meeting will aid the Northeast community in an exchange of information that will drive continued collaboration and advancement of climate adaptation in agriculture. This initial workshop will focus on sharing adaptation experiences in agriculture, discussing outreach strategies and developing a community of practice.

Background

In 2015, we assessed the current and future capacity of research and Extension faculty and staff at land-grant universities across the Northeast to address climate change issues in the agricultural, natural resource, and forestry sectors. Through this effort, we determined the need for bringing together Extension professionals within the region to share and closely examine the details of available climate information and the feasibility of concrete adaptation strategies.

Objectives

  • To share experiences in adapting to climate impacts and foster peer-to-peer learning through the multi-directional exchange of information among Research, Extension, and farmers in the Northeast.
  • To collaboratively strategize on how to best support adoption of science-based and cost-effective adaptation in the context of the most current climate science.
  • To support and formalize the growing Community of Practice around climate adaptation in agriculture in the Northeast.

March 14 & 15, 2018 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/neclimatehub/