New Factsheet Introduces Northeast Farmers to Climate Smart Farming Practices

The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions and the Climate Smart Farming Extension Team have developed a new four-page PDF factsheet and guide for farmers, educators and agriculture stakeholders, Climate Smart Farming in the Northeast: Six Key Strategies for Farmers. The new factsheet provides information about actions that farmers can take to reduce risks and improve the sustainability of their farms. The factsheet promotes the following practices: focus on soil health; efficiently manage water resources and risks; utilize integrated pest management; diversify farm enterprises, species, crop varieties, and breeds; reduce livestock stress from extreme temperatures; and engage in farm planning and adaptive management.