Cornell Opens Climate Change and Agriculture Center

Cornell University has started a center to help farmers adapt their operations to climate change.

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture will serve as a clearinghouse for research, climate monitoring, decision-support tools and applications at the intersection of climate and agriculture, the Cornell Chronicle reports.

One of the institute’s first steps will be to develop a website for disseminating and gathering information on farm-level impacts and trends, losses and gains from extreme weather and climate change, according to the university news site.

Allison M. Chatrchyan becomes the institute’s first director Sept. 1. Chatrchyan most recently served as environment and energy program leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Dutchess County and as a member of CCE’s Statewide Energy and Climate Change Team.

See the full article in the Environmental Leader.