Climate change adaptation and mitigation is an emerging issue for animal agriculture research and extension. A national team of Extension professionals is developing a web-based educational course, website, and related materials to provide comprehensive education for Extension agents and educators about the latest research, management methods, and tools. The objectives of this project are: 1) to build a foundation of knowledge; 2) facilitate learning across U.S. regions, and; 3) provide a shorter time from research to extension to application. The project has a P.I. and an Extension professional in each of five regions across the United States as well as a national P.I. and project coordinator to facilitate having a coordinated national educational effort that is regionally relevant and accessible.
The goal of the forum will be to hear from stakeholders: farmers, industry, Extension, and others on how this project, and Extension generally, can best serve their needs related to climate change.
Crystal Powers, Project Coordinator Animal Agriculture and Climate Change, University of Nebraska - Lincoln firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of these Extension Professionals is a Regional coordinator for the Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Project.
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