12/7 Webinar: Agriculture & Climate Change Adaptation

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Agriculture & Climate Change Adaptation - A Role for Municipalities & Farming Communities

A Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Webinar

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Climate change poses a significant risk to farmers in New York and the Northeast, with
increased average temperatures and heat waves, extreme precipitation events and flooding, short-term drought, and changing disease and pest pressures. But farms in our region also have advantages compared to other regions because of adequate water supplies and longer growing seasons. Communities can take action to support farmers in their adaptation efforts and help maintain a viable and sustainable agriculture industry in New York. This CSC webinar will focus on the resources, decision tools and Cooperative Extension Team from the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program that can help farmers increase resiliency to climate change, as well as the support local governments can provide to the farming community.

Please note that this webinar begins at 9:00 AM (rather than the usual start time of 10:30 AM).

This webinar is the second of a two-part series exploring the relationship between climate change, agriculture, and municipal policies. The first webinar, on November 9, focused on climate change mitigation.

Webinar Agenda

  • CSC Announcements & Upcoming Events - Dazzle Ekblad, DEC
  • Climate Change Impacts to Agriculture in New York State, and Cornell Climate Smart Farming Tools and Resources - Allison Chatrchyan, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions
  • Questions, Answers & Discussion - All

Contact Us to Register

If you plan to attend, please provide your name, email and community affiliation to the DEC Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8448. In the event that we postpone the webinar, respondents will be notified. Registration is recommended but not required.

To join the webinar on December 7th, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6678bd416a247b8fd4bcc91cce463ac7
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
  4. Click "Join".
  5. Audio by phone: Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to have the system call you. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697 and enter the Event Number: 644 647 257, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. (The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.)
  6. Audio via computer: To listen via your computer's built-in audio or via VoIP, go to the Audio menu and select "Call Using Computer". For more details, review this short video: https://help.webex.com/videos/1290

Please join the webinar at least five minutes early (at 8:55 AM) to allow yourself time to get connected. Note that you may have to download the WebEx plug-in and/or restart your browser to connect to the webinar, especially if you are using a Mac computer.

For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. This webinar can be accessed using an Android mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, or other computer running a Windows or Mac operating system. Test the computer you plan to use by clicking on the following link: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the DEC OCC prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

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