October MCAP Webinar - Climate Resilience Programming in Cornell Cooperative Extension

October 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Increasing weather extremes, changing patterns, and other physical and social impacts of climate change are impacting New York state's working lands. In addition, New York State has set ambitious targets around greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon sequestration. What does this all mean for farmers? 

In this talk, we will begin by grounding in the context surrounding climate-related risks and opportunities for New York agriculture. From there, we will explore one way that Cornell Cooperative Extension supports farmers around these topics. Specific strategies to adapt to climate change, as well as the extension approach they are taking, may provide transferrable ideas for Minnesota. 

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Zach Spangler

Zach Spangler

Zach Spangler is an Agriculture Climate Resiliency Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team. His work supports farmers efforts to contribute to climate change mitigation, improve their ability to respond to stresses, and adapt to changing climate patterns while maintaining and improving farm viability. Prior to joining the Harvest New York team, Zach earned a Master's in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation from Lund University (Sweden) where he researched barriers and enablers of farmers engagement in climate change adaptation.