Cornell Climate Change Institute Director to Speak on Extreme Weather and Farming at Empire Farm Days
Seneca Falls, NY – What is the one thing people always talk about? The weather. Farmers may be weather watchers more than any other collective group. To accommodate their interest and provide them with a look at trends and how climate is impacting agriculture, Empire Farm Days will host presentations by Allison M. Chatrchyan, Director of the new Cornell University Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and WHEC News10NBC Meteorologist Josh Nichols, who also teaches weather and climate at Monroe Community College.
On Tuesday at 10:30am, Dr. Chatrchyan will speak on “Farming in a More Extreme and Variable Climate.” On Wednesday at 10:30am, Nichols will present “Weather from the Farmers’ Point of View.” The admission to Empire Farm Days and the weather presentations is free, parking is $10. The event is held on 300 acres of the Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) will also have a weird weather display table in the Cornell Barn at Empire Farm Days. It will feature newly developed Climate Smart Farmers Video Stories and the work of CICCA 2014 CCE Climate Change and Agriculture Cornell student interns.
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