KINGSTON — Climate change is a complex subject affecting a wide range of people and communities. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCE Ulster) Agriculture Department often responds to calls with questions such as, “How will climate change affect my crops and livestock?” and “What can be done about it?”. In response, CCE Ulster is partnering with the Cornell University Climate Smart Farming Program to bring the latest science-based research to Hudson Valley interested residents through a webinar noon-1 p.m. Jan. 22.
The webinar will feature guest speaker and Cornell alumna, Dr. Jennifer Phillips from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. Dr. Phillips is a professor of science at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and teaches in the MS in Climate Science and Policy degree program. Phillips owns and operates a sustainable livestock operation in Clermont, and teaches a tutorial to Bard undergraduates on livestock farming and sustainable agriculture. Professor Phillips holds a B.S. from Hunter College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in soil, crop, and atmosphere science from Cornell University.
Together, the team will present on the background of climate change and what climate change means for agriculture in the Hudson Valley. Dr. Phillips will demonstrate how she is working to make her farm more climate-resilient.
Visit the event page for details and registration at ulster.cce.cornell.edu/ClimateChangeandAgriculture. Register by January 20. For questions about the event, contact Jim O’Connell, CCE Ulster’s Senior Agriculture Resource Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.