Media Alert: Farmers, Congresswoman Address Climate Crisis

By Chris Moran

Farmers, ranchers, and foresters will talk with the chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis about climate’s impact on the future of Florida agriculture and what they can do about it. As leaders in an industry dependent on weather conditions, the Florida Climate Smart Agriculture Steering Committee is exploring how to defend farming against higher temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and produce more food and fiber while using less water and other inputs.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Florida farmers, ranchers and foresters

WHAT: Agriculture and Forestry in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Florida, a forum on the future of Florida farming

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT

WHERE: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, Florida.

A live feed to the forum can be accessed HERE. Anyone interested in viewing the stream just has to click on the link on the date and time of the forum and will be taken to the event via their computer browser. Firefox or Chrome browsers are recommended.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Chris Moran, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, chrismoran@ufl.edu, 352-226-5879

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