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Climate Change and Agriculture in New Jersey: A Workshop For Rutgers Extension Faculty and Staff. March 4, 2015.

On March 4, 2105, Rutgers Climate Institute in partnership with New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers Department of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents and the Rutgers Department of Plant Biology and Pathology hosted a workshop for Rutgers Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension Faculty and Staff on climate change and agriculture.  The workshop was held at the Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ.  Support for the Workshop was also provided by the USDA-Northeast Climate Hub.  Presentations from the workshop are embedded in the agenda below.  Although not on the original agenda, Dr. Norman Lalancette gave an impromptu presentation of peach blossom data he has been aggregating and as such his presentation is included as well.

 

Program Committee

Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
Mark Robson, Professor and Chair, Plant Biology and Pathology
Daniel Kluchinski, Assistant Director, Cooperative Extension and Chair, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents
Agricultural and Resource Management Agents Education and Resource Training Committee:
Steve Komar, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Sal Mangiafico, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Meredith Melendez, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Gary Pavlis, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Nick Polanin, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Steve Rettke, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent
Amy Rowe, Agricultural & Resource Management Agent

 

Agenda and Presentations

8:45 AM  Welcome
Bradley Hillman, Professor and Senior Associate Director and Director of Research NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
9:00 AM Climate Change 101
Anthony Broccoli, Professor and Chair, Environmental Sciences
( document presentation here (6.89 MB) )
9:25 AM Implications for New Jersey Agriculture  
Mark Robson, Professor and Chair, Plant Biology and Pathology
( document presentation here (3.46 MB) )
9:45 AM Recommendations from the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance
Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
( document presentation here (2.55 MB) )
9:55 AM Overview of the USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Erin Lane, Director University Relations, US Forest Service 
( document presentation here (4.86 MB) )
10:15 AM BREAK

Peach Blossom Blight Data
, Norman Lalancette, Extension Specialist, Tree Fruit Pathology 
( document presentation here (5.56 MB) )
10:35 AM Panelists
Bingru Huang, Distinguished Professor, Plant Biology and Pathology
( document presentation here (8.05 MB) )
Chris Obropta, Extension Specialist, Water Resources
( document presentation here (1.70 MB) )
Nicholi Vorsa, Professor of Plant Biology
( document presentation here (4.47 MB) )
Mike Westendorf, Extension Specialist,  Animal Science
( document presentation here (3.69 MB) )
Carey Williams, Extension Specialist, Equine Science
( document presentation here (1.23 MB) )
Andrew Wyenandt, Extension Specialist, Vegetable Pathology
( document presentation here (1.04 MB) )

Moderator:  Marjorie Kaplan, Rutgers Climate Institute
11:50 PM LUNCH
12:30 PM Lunchtime Keynote
Improving Resilience of Forest Ecosystems and Society to Climate Change and Extreme Events     
Richard Birdsey, Program Manager Strategic Foresight and Rapid Response Group US Forest Service Northern Research Station
( document presentation here (13.92 MB) )
1:15 PM Afternoon Panel:  Innovations and Needs

Panelists
Jeff Beach, Policy Advisor, New Jersey Dept of Agriculture 
( document presentation here (2.54 MB) )
Peter Furey, Executive Director, New Jersey Farm Bureau
( document presentation here (8.68 MB) )
Bradley Hillman, Senior Associate Director, Director of Research, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
( document presentation here (8 MB) )
Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards
( document presentation here (12.41 MB) )
Carrie Mosley, New Jersey State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
( document presentation here (532 KB) )
David Robinson, Professor, Geography and New Jersey State Climatologist
( document presentation here (6.37 MB) )

Moderator: Bruce Barbour, Count Agent I and Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents
2:30 PM Discussion: Incorporating Climate Change into Extension Activities
3:00 PM ADJOURN

 

Event Photos

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