Northeast Climate Hub Webinar Series

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This webinar series builds on capacity within USDA to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This webinar series builds on capacity within USDA to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners.

Browse below for a list of archived events, and learn about upcoming, new webinars by joining our .


 | September 25th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

This webinar will cover recent and ongoing research designed to help Northeast vegetable producers improve on-farm water efficiency.

A New Shallow Groundwater Well for Small Agriculture Supply | October 22nd, 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Presenter: Joseph D. Ayotte, P.G., Chief, Groundwater Quality Studies Section, U.S. Geological Survey, New England Water Science Center

Impacts and Opportunities of Climate Change on Northeast Crops and Livestock | November 5th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm 

Presenters: Dr. Alex Hristov, Professor of Dairy Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, and David Wolfe, Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology in the School of Integrative Plant Science (Horticulture Section), Cornell University

Carbon Farming: What Works and How Effective is It? | December 5th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Sara Via, Professor, University of Maryland and University of Maryland Extension

An introduction to the emerging climate challenges over the next century focused on regions within the Mid-Atlantic, and the potential opportunities agroforestry can provide in mitigation and adaptation.


This webinar will provide an overview of several runoff forecasting tools that are being developed for nutrient management in the Northeastern U.S.


This webinar looks at how energy-oriented design and operation can impact the resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from challenges) and long term success of farm operations, as well as identify common energy strategies for farm viability and resilience.

Learn how to navigate the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) and Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Program websites and use their agricultural decision-making tools based on weather and climate.

Use available UNIX-based scripts to automate access to free weather data from NOAA/NWS databases, as well as examples of how such data can be translated into weather-based farm management decisions by automated analysis and export of presentation graphics through Microsoft Excel.


Participants will become aware of the social, ecological and economic drivers and implications of certain management practices that may reduce farm-scale risks producers in the northeast face because of climate change.

Participate to understand collaborative modeling approaches that are available to assess the impacts of climate change on critical source areas (CSAs) of watershed nutrient pollution (e.g., N,P,TSS), how best management practices (BMPs) will perform under alternative climate trends, and possible extension approaches to improve BMP adoption.

Participate in this webinar to understand the current and potential effects that climate change will have on livestock farmers across the country.


Learn how climate change is affecting agriculture in the Northeast, and how Cornell University is developing new resources through its Climate Smart Farming (CSF) program to help farmers to make more informed decisions to increase resiliency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the face of climate change.

Participate to understand the potential viability of small-scale manure digesters and available resources through the REAP program and how to leverage with other federal programs.​