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Cattle and Climate Conversations Workshop
October 12, 2016
This workshop was designed specifically for Cooperative Extension Agents and NRCS personnel in the US Southwest to discuss the climate variability and its potential implications for cattle production and producers.
Workshop Presentations (pdf format)
- Welcome and Overview – David W. Smith, Texas A&M University
- Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Extension and NRCS – Developed by Dr. Robert Burns (University of Tennessee); Delivered by Dr. Saqib Mukhtar (University of Florida)
- Historic Climate Trends and Future Predictions – Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist
- Vulnerability of Cattle Production to Climate Change on U.S. Rangelands – Dr. Matt Reeves, US Forest Service, Montana
- USDA Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture – Clay and Sarah Pope, USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub
- Decision Tools for Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture – Dr. Caroline Staub, University of Florida
- How to “Talk Climate” with Cattle Producers – Bill Hammerich, Colorado Livestock Association
- Cattle and Climate Communication: Addressing Needs and Interests – Dr. Ricky Telg, Cassie Wandersee, & Phillip Stokes (University of Florida)