Climate change webinar is now available online

Posted: June 19, 2014

Climate change and its implications for local and regional food systems was the topic of this webinar, hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on April 25, 2014. Presentation files and a recording of the webinar are now available online.

More than 80 people participated in the April 25 webinar, which was moderated by Singh-Knights and Center Director Stephan Goetz.

Presenters included Dr. Art DeGaetano, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University and director of the federally supported Northeast Regional Climate Center, and Dr. David Fleisher, an agricultural engineer in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Post-webinar survey responses suggest that the information shared in the webinar will be useful to Extension educators in their work with producers and home gardeners. For example, one respondent will use the information to improve his/her presentation to home gardeners on growing vegetables in a changing climate. Other respondents appreciated the statistics, overall concepts, and climate projections for the region, and felt that the information provided in the webinar will help them to answer questions they receive from growers and members of the media.

The presentation files and webinar recording are available here.