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Northeast Climate Hub Webinar Series

Our webinars build on capacity within USDA and with our partners to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners.

Browse below for a list of archived events. Learn about upcoming, new webinars by joining our regional e-newsletter, The Quarterly Harvest or following us on Twitter.

Coming soon.

Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture and Forestry: Forests

  • 12/16
  • In collaboration with Cornell University, please join us to learn more on how greenhouse gases (GHG) can be reduced through forests.

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: How Much C Sequestration can Organic Amendments Achieve? [Part 7]

  • 11/30
  • In part 7, “Soil amendments” Dr. David Powlson (Rothamsted Research) and Dr. Rebecca Ryals (UC Merced) will share case studies from the U.K. and the U.S. on the impacts of manure and compost amendments on soil carbon sequestration in agricultural ecosystems.

    Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture and Forestry: Livestock

    In collaboration with Cornell University, please join us to learn more on how greenhouse gases (GHG) can be reduced on farms in regards to livestock and feed management planning.

    Understanding and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture and Forestry: Soils

    In collaboration with Cornell University and Soil Health Initiative, please join us to learn more on how you can help reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) on working lands.

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: How Can We Increase Carbon Stocks in Deep Soil? [Part 6]

    In part 6, Sharon Billings (University of Kansas) will discuss how historic changes in rooting depth have changed soil development, and Larry York (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) will share outlooks for breeding crops with root characteristics to build soil carbon.

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: When is Cover Cropping an Effective and Affordable Practice to Increase Soil Carbon? [Part 5]

    In part 5, Alejandro Plastina (Iowa State University) and Shelby McClelland (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) will discuss the economics and soil carbon impacts of adopting cover crops.

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: How Does Tillage affect Soil Carbon Sequestration? [Part 4]

    In part 4, we ask how tillage management influences soil carbon storage and net greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. We will hear case studies and global insights from Dr. Humberto Blanco-Canqui (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. Stephen Ogle (Colorado State University).

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: When Does Increased Soil Carbon Storage Yield Net Removal of Greenhouse Gases? [Part 3]

    In part 3, learn how practices that increase soil organic carbon impact emissions of nitrous oxide and whether storing more carbon is enough to offset nitrous oxide emissions. Hear perspectives from France by Claire Chenu (INRAE) and the U.S. Midwest by Jane Johnson (USDA-ARS).

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: What Emerging Approaches can Enable Widespread Soil Carbon Measurement and Monitoring? [Part 2]

    In part 2, “Emerging Approaches for Widespread Soil Carbon Measurement”, Cristine Morgan (Soil Health Institute) and Jonathan Sanderman (Woodwell Climate Research Center) will share their experiences developing approaches to quantify soil carbon that could enable widespread measurement and monitoring.

    Critical Questions in Soil Carbon Sequestration: Stakeholder Perspectives [Part 1]

    In part 1, “Stakeholder perspectives”, Renata Brillinger (California Climate & Agriculture Network) and Lauren Lurkins (Illinois Farm Bureau) will share their organizations’ views and efforts to support agriculture in climate policy.

    Climate Change and On-Farm Water Management

    A webinar in a series organized by the Maine Climate & Ag Network, this session will feature Co-director, Lynn G. Knight, as she presents on the benefits of irrigation in adapting to climate change from and economist's perspective.

    Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Forests

    The latest on how coastal forests regionally and in New Jersey are responding to rising seas and storm intensity. And how this information can be used for decision making and potential management approaches

    Salt Water Intrusion in the Long Island Sound Area and What Farmers and Land Managers Can Do to Minimize Its Impact

    A webinar geared to provide information to farmers and landowners on how to cope with saltwater intrusion in the Long Island Sound region of New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Benefits and Costs of Maine's Natural Climate Solutions Part 1: Agriculture

    Learn about the economic and environmental benefits, costs, and mitigation potential of implementing various agricultural natural climate solutions.

    Benefits and Costs of Natural Climate Solutions in Maine - Part 2: Forestry

    Learn about the economic and environmental benefits, costs, and mitigation potential of implementing natural climate solutions in Maine’s forests.

    Helping Farmers Help the Land Through Climate Smart Farming

    The climate is changing which affects how we farm. Join this webinar to learn about how farmers can adapt to those changes by improving natural resources.

    Marketing Soil Carbon Storage on a 2,000 acre Regenerative Organic Grain Farm in NY

    Join this webinar to learn about how a working farm is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon. The presentation will also address how a farm can earn income for its carbon offsets.

    Emergency Preparation & Dealing with COVID-19 on Farms: Alternative Marketing Strategies to Stay in Business

    Small farmers and extension agents working with small farmers will learn best practices for communicating with consumers and meeting their needs in current times. Attendees will learn about available resources to help them manage logistics of the Covid-19 health crisis on their farms. Presenters will share information and solutions from the experts and answer questions from participants.

    Inclusivity in Cooperative Extension Programming, With an Emphasis on Natural Resources and Climate Change

    In this webinar, researchers will share lessons learned about effectively reaching people and how the demographics of stakeholders need to be considered. Understanding what people know and perceive is key to designing effective educational programs, engaging in collective conversations, and then building effective partnerships that find solutions for environmental problems that benefit the community.

    Dairy Feed and Manure Management: Adapting to Climate Change While Balancing Water and Air Resources with Farm Viability

    This webinar is intended for technicians and educators who are looking to assist dairy farmers in navigating options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (via dairy feed and manure management systems).

    Healthy Soils for a Sustainable Future: Soil Health and Greenhouse Gases

    This webinar is intended for technicians and educators who are looking to assist landowners in navigating options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from soil through soil carbon and nitrogen management.

    Preparing Small Farms for Current Market Demands: How to Use Alternative Marketing Strategies and Farmers Markets & Maintaining Farmers Health During the Covid-19 Health Crisis

    This webinar is intended for small farmers (and extension agents working with small farmers) to learn about available resources for marketing, reaching out to consumers, and using alternative marketing strategies. Participate to learn about how to sustain and grow a farm business during and after the Covid-19 health crisis.

    What are the Economic, Water Quality, and Climate Impacts of Soil Health? 'Soil Health Successful Farmer' Case Studies Tell the Story

    Learn how soil health practices can improve farm income, reduce nutrient runoff, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on individual farms. Participate in this webinar to learn about the economic findings related to changes in costs, revenues, yield, and return on investment. Hear individual stories about how nutrient and pesticide applications changed in response to soil health practices.

    Tribal SCAN Network: Web Portal for Climate Station Data and Decision Tools

    Participants will learn about a new website for climate station data. A demonstration of the website will include decision support tools for agriculture and STEM education.

    OpenTEAM: Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management

    Join this presentation to be introduced to OpenTEAM, or Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management. This is a farmer/rancher-driven project to provide interoperability and site specific decision support to diverse production systems, scales, and geographies. OpenTEAM technology includes field-level carbon measurement, digital management records, remote sensing, predictive analytics, and input and economic management decision support in a connected suite.

    Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils: What Works?

    Learn how carbon is sequestered in agricultural soils and how agriculture can contribute to climate change mitigation and help Maryland reach its GHG reduction goals

    Impacts and Opportunities of Climate Change on Northeast Crops and Livestock: Part 2

    Northeast Climate Hub partners have published two new studies exploring how a changing climate is affecting regional crops and livestock - hear from the lead authors of these studies.

    Impacts and Opportunities of Climate Change on Northeast Crops and Livestock: Part 1

    Northeast Climate Hub partners have published two new studies exploring how a changing climate is affecting regional crops and livestock - hear from the lead authors of these studies.

    A New Shallow Groundwater Well for Small Agriculture Supply

    Webinar participants will learn how shallow groundwater from glacial till aquifers can provide a high quality water supply for agricultural and domestic use.

    Who Needs Irrigation in the Northeast?

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

    Agroforestry in a Changing Climate: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for the Mid-Atlantic

    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.

    Runoff Forecasting Tools in Nutrient Management

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

    Energy Strategies for Farm Resilience in the Northeast

    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.

    Agricultural Decision Tools from the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program and the Network for Environment and Weather Applications

    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.

    Automated Access to Free NOAA Weather Data for Use in Ag Decision Models

    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.

    Best Management Practices for On-Farm Climate Change Resilience in the Northeast: Social, Ecological and Economic Implications

    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.

    Climate Change Impacts on Nutrient Runoff and the Effectiveness of Best Management Practices

    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.

    Climate Change and its Effects on Animal Agriculture

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

    Cornell's Climate Smart Farming Program: Research, Tools, and Extension Support for Farmers in NY and the Northeast

    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.

    Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies - Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible?

    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.

    Location

    Northeast

    Project Status

    Ongoing

    Project Lead