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USDA Northeast Climate Hub Partners Meeting:
Building Resiliency Through Adaptation

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

Course Code: EQ0502HA18


Overview and Goals


Hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and partners, this meeting is intended for us to examine the state of our knowledge on climate adaptation and promote actions to support agriculture in our region. The Northeast Hub and partners are inviting participants to include Extension specialists from Universities, federal and state agencies, and private sector. Researchers, farmers, and others will be invited 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, and the proceedings, 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 livestock, vegetables, nursery, fruits, berries and crops.

Background


In 2015, the Northeast Hub 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 identified a need to bring together Extension professionals within the region to share and closely examine the details of available climate information and the feasibility of concrete adaptation strategies. This workshop is designed to address this need for the agriculture sector.


Objectives

  • To share experiences in adapting to climate impacts and foster peer-to-peer learning through the multi-directional exchange of information among researchers, Extension staff, and farmers in the Northeast.

  • To collaboratively strategize on how to best support adoption of science-based and cost-effective adaptation strategies 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.

Meeting Agenda

Part 1: Introduction: Climate Trends in the NE and the Related Risks
Part 2: Sharing: How to Adapt: Share experiences and examine the effectiveness and economics of each action.
Part 3: Activity: NE Hub Partners Presentations: Share hub-related outreach and products
Part 4: Developing a Community of Practice: Scenario Exercises and RoundTable Discussions


Registration

Invitees please click the button below to register for the event.

March 14 & 15, 2018
Location

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Contact

Rutgers
Carol Broccoli
: 848-932-7207

NE Climate Hub
Erin Lane: 603-393-0372

Invitee Registration


About USDA Northeast Climate Hub

The Northeast Climate Hub – 1 of 10 Hubs Nationwide – is proud to be working with a diverse array of federal, state and private partners to develop and deliver the science-based, region-specific information and technologies that farmers, foresters and land managers need now.

We will continue to build network collaborations, expand our ability to connect stakeholders with climate-related resources already available, and work to fill in the information gaps where needed in order to become the go-to ‘hub’ for climate-related opportunities for people who work the land from northern Maine to West Virginia.

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