Eastern US-Canada Collaboration Workshop: Developing Networks for Agricultural Adaptation to Extreme Weather

Workshop Purpose:

  • Further raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for agriculture with a changing climate
  • Learn what is happening on farms and what changes are occurring
  • Build additional partnerships across northeastern North America with individuals and organizations with interests in climate change
  • Lay the foundation for a communication and knowledge network


Michael P. Hoffmann
Professor,  Department of Entomology
Director, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Workshop, organized by Cornell University, McGill University, Rutgers University and several US and Canadian partners, was held in Syracuse, NY, on December 9-10, 2013. It was supported in part by Cornell University’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF). Approximately 45 people participated in the workshop from the US and Canada, including university climate change researchers and social network specialists, farmers and agricultural advisors, representatives from Cooperative Extension, the US and Canadian government, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and agricultural organizations and corporate partners.

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