Climate change and agriculture will be the subject of the Agribusiness Forum in May – BG Independent News

Wet fields in Wood County, June 2019


The climate impact on the agriculture industry will be the focus of CIFT’s May Agribusiness Forum, May 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The forum will be open to 20 participants in person at Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green or virtually.

Click to register to attend in person.

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Atmospheric research scientist and climate scientist Aaron Wilson, PhD at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension at Ohio State University, will be the speaker.

The evidence clearly shows that our climate is changing, but the changes we experience depend on where we live.

In this presentation, we will discuss observed changes in temperature and precipitation over the past few decades, from a global overview to local changes right here in Ohio. We’ll highlight key challenges facing farmers and agribusinesses in the state, from impacts on planting and harvesting decisions to increased stressors including managing pests, diseases and pests. nutrients. We will end our discussion on ways to individually and collectively adapt to and mitigate expected future changes.

Melvin B. Baillie