Animal Agriculture and Climate Change Curriculum Materials

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logo for animal agriculture climate change which includes a weather vane with cow and topThe materials available for each topic vary, but there are generally presentation slides, video, video lecture, or factsheets. Also see the comprehensive, free, online course. It requires about 10-12 hours and you receive a certificate upon completion. More...

The video download links are the standard definition (SD) version. In most cases, an HD version is available by going to the "view" link, clicking on download, and select HD.

Sources of Greenhouse Gases (Animal Agriculture)

Additional materials (videos, related projects, archived webinars, other resources)

  • Animal ag & GHGs materials developed for ag teachers (AFNR cross-referenced) More...
  • Six archived webinars (dairy, pork, poultry, manure application & animal ag)
  • [video] Beef Sustainability: Where Does Climate Change Fit? View | Download (31:37, 49 MB)

Climate Science - the Basics

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  • Map with links to each state climatology office More...
  • [online article] Global Climate Change - What Does It Mean for Us? More...

Climate and Weather Trends

Impacts on Animal Production

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  • [video - dairy] Intro to Heat Stress in Dairy (10:51, 20 MB) View | Download
  • [video - dairy] Economics of Heat Stress (25:59, 49 MB) View | Download
  • [video - pigs] Impacts of Heat on Swine (28:51, 36 MB) View | Download

Adaptation & Risk Management

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  • [videos - pigs] Intro to pig heat stress & ventilation (11:11, 18 MB) View | Download ; Emergency ventilation (11:15, 17 MB) View | Download; Evaporative Cooling (6:14, 9MB) View | Download
  • [videos - dairy] Maintaining reproduction during heat stress (album of 8 videos) View
  • [video - dairy] Cooling Strategies for Dairy (51:33, 98 MB) View | Download
  • [video - beef] Matching cattle to forage resources (45:05, 71 MB) View | Download
  • [video - manure storage] Preparing for a flood (17:21, 34 MB) View | Download
  • [video - dairy] Adapting to Hotter Periods of Heat: Heat Stress on Dairy Farms (6:06) View

Mitigating Greenhouse Gases

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  • Pork-specific mitigation info (FAQs, research summaries) More...
  • [video-beef] Mitigation & Adaptation (1:07:20, 44 MB) View | Download
  • [video - manure - dairy] Anaerobic digesters - benefits & feasibility View (5:43) | Slideshare (click on download link) (33 MB)

Communicate about climate

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Regulations, Markets, & Opportunities For Animal Agriculture In Climate Change

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More Curriculum Materials on Animal Agriculture & Environmental Stewardship

  • Air quality... (generally written for college-level classes and professional continuing education programs/extension).
  • Multiple topics... (developed for high school, jr. college, beginning farmers, and extension educators and are cross-referenced to the national ag education [AFNR] standards)

Archived Webinars on Sources of GHGs

This list was too long to put in the table above.

Acknowledgements

This page was developed as part of a project "Animal Agriculture and Climate Change" an extension facilitation project to increase capacity for ag professionals. It was funded by USDA-NIFA under award # 2011-67003-30206. If you have questions about any of the resources or have problems downloading/viewing, contact Crystal Powers cpowers2@unl.edu or Jill Heemstra jheemstra@unl.edu.

For questions about the AACC project, contact Rick Stowell rstowell2@unl.edu or Crystal Powers.

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