COLUMBUS, Ohio — Weather is almost always a challenge for agriculture, and good management strategies for dealing with water, weeds, pests, diseases and stress are all part of being climate-smart.
The 2023 Climate Smart: Farming with Weather Extremes Conference has been rescheduled and is set for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. The event will take place at Der Dutchman located at 445 S. Jefferson Ave in Plain City, Ohio and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with both breakfast and lunch provided. The event has applied for up to 4 CCA credits.
Guests from NRCS as well as Ohio State and Central State Extension specialists will gather to discuss these important interactions between weather, climate and agriculture. Speakers include:
- Federal Climate Smart Funding Landscape and NRCS – Eric Schwab
- Do “Climate Smart” Ag Practices Improve Resilience to Extreme Weather? Evidence From Crop Insurance – Margaret Jodlowski
- Too Much or Too Little? Water Management Challenges for Ohio’s Row Crops – Vinayak Shedekar
- Central State University Extension and Applied Research in Climate Focus Areas – Alcinda “Cindy” Folck and Sakhi Kumaran
- Panel: On Farm Realities and Responses to Extreme Weather (Marc Amante [CSU Specialist – Specialty Growers and Agroforestry], Glen Arnold [OSU Specialist – Manure], Bridget Britton [OSU Specialist – Farm Stress], Elizabeth Hawkins [OSU Specialist – Precision Ag])
- Insect Pests Under a Changing Climate – Maggie Lewis
- How Weather Risk is Presented in the Crop Market – Seungki Lee
- Weather and Climate Update – Aaron B. Wilson
The event is free thanks to the following sponsors: Platinum – Ag Resource Management; Gold – AgCredit, Leist Mercantile, Ohio Corn & Wheat, and Ohio Soybean Council; Silver – AgPro, Merchants National Bank, W.D. Farms LLC, and Vallery & Dorn Insurance; Vendors – NRCS.
— Ohio State University Extension