Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture: Cur...

Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture: Curriculum and Handbook

Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture: Curriculum and Handbook

Farmers across the U.S. are noticing impacts of changing climate conditions on their production systems. Heavier rain events, warmer winters, and more frequent droughts are some of challenges they face.

To help educate farmers and agricultural professionals on climate change and agriculture topics, Julie Doll and a team of researchers at the Kellogg Biological Station have developed a handbook and a curriculum as products of a NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC11-127, Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture in the Face of a Changing Climate.

Project products are developed as part of SARE grants. They are made available with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within project products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture in the Face of a Changing Climate

A Handbook of Resources

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture in the Face of a Changing Climate: A Handbook of Resources contains materials that cover topics ranging from climate basics to communicating about climate change. The handbook includes science-based information on climate change relevant to sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on field crop agriculture.

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Ensuring Sustainable Field Crop Agriculture in the Face of a Changing Climate

Curriculum

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This curriculum on sustainable agriculture and climate change can be used with clientele, such as farmer groups. The PowerPoint presentation may be adapted to suit your needs and your region of the country. It contains a written script in the notes section. It has general information relative to all types of agriculture and a few specific resources for field crop agriculture. To help you evaluate the effectiveness of this curriculum with your clientele, the authors have included an evaluation form that you can distribute after your presentation. 

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