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Communicating Science Amidst Controversy

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webinar presents some of the principles of communicating science-based information and case studies and examples of effective (and not effective)...

Scientific Overview of Agricultural Carbon Research & the Implications for Climate

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the work of the Marin Carbon Project and the Carbon Cycle Institute has focused on measuring the...

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2017

 Partner sites: Pork Footprint  Go to self-study modulesDownload classroom materialsRead "Considering Climate" (blog)Model a farm or systemFind articles,...

Climate Change and Animal Agriculture Self-Study Topics

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 03, 2017

Each of these free, self-paced modules tackles a specific topic about climate change and animal agriculture. It is best to go through the materials/topics in...

Adaptation and Risk Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 08, 2016

Food production is dependent on weather and climate. Agriculture must always be planning and preparing for weather or responding to weather as it happens....

Reducing or Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2016

Animal agriculture has dramatically increased its production efficiency over time, as it continues to produce more products with fewer resources. Although...

Sources of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2016

The conversation about climate change largely revolves around greenhouse gases. Agriculture is both a source and sink for greenhouse gases (GHG). A source is...

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 20, 2016

The materials available for each topic vary, but there are generally presentation slides, video, video lecture, or factsheets. Also see the comprehensive,...

Climate Impacts on Animal Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 20, 2016

The 1941 USDA Yearbook in Agriculture was titled “Climate and Man”. All 1,214 pages in the book focus on the interdependency of agriculture and humanity with...

Communicating Science during Controversy

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Climate change as a topic of discussion in animal agriculture circles can be controversial. Often we believe “if they only understood the facts, they would...

Climate Change Regulations, Policy, and Market Opportunities

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

There are several strategies of reducing, or mitigating carbon and other GHG emissions. The first and most basic of which is conservation – if we don’t use...

Weather Trends: State, Regional, and National

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Weather happens and the climate is always changing. Farmers are very in tune with these changes because weather is critical to any farming operation. What...

Climate Science - the Basics

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Many lines of evidence, from ice cores to marine deposits, indicate that Earth’s temperature, sea level, and distribution of plant and animal species have...

Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Symposium

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 12, 2016

The Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Symposium was held in Austin, TX on November 19, 2015. The symposium was organized by David Smith...

Western Region Symposium on Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate March 31, 2015

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 20, 2015

These presentations were from the Western Region Symposium on Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate at the Waste to Worth Conference, Seattle WA....

Changes, Challenges and Opportunities for Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 17, 2015

Waste to Worth Conference; April 1, 2015View recorded presentation....Dr. Beverley Henry – Associate Professor, Institute for Future Environments, Queensland...

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting for Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 24, 2015

Important note: Congress has prohibited EPA from expending any funds to implement subpart JJ (manure management) of the rule. Industry efforts to overturn...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research on Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

What is the current state of the science on measuring greenhouse gas emissions from animal housing and manure storage areas? This presentation was originally...

Carbon Footprint of Animal Agriculture Webcast

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

Many people are concerned about greenhouse gases and climate change. The carbon footprint of animal agriculture is an issue being used by many to encourage...

Global Climate Change - What Does It Mean For Us?

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

Climatologists are seeing noticeable patterns in data that points toward future weather that will be more extreme and extreme more often. In this...

How Farmers and Ranchers Are Adapting to Local Weather Extremes

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 23, 2015

Most farmers and ranchers are acutely aware of weather and how it factors into their risk management planing. Climatologists have indicated that the trend...

Impacts of Changing Climate in the Northeast on Manure Storage

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Manure storage design and operation are influenced by climate and weather. The Northeast United States has been...

Current and Future Economic Impact of Heat Stress in the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 14, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Farm animals have well known zones of thermal comfort (ZTC).  The range of ZTC is primarily dependent on the...

Staying Ahead of the Curve: How Farmers and Industry Are Responding to the Issue of Climate Change

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Several farmers, ranchers, and industry groups are leading the way on the issue of climate change. These panelists...

Animal Agriculture for a Changing Climate – Stakeholder Forum

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Climate change adaptation and mitigation is an emerging issue for animal agriculture research and extension.  A...

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