A new resource guide has recently been made available by the Animal Agriculture Climate Change group that co-sponsors this blog. It is entitled “Adapting to a Changing Climate: A Planning Guide.” It is available online by clicking here. This guide provides several steps that extension agents, farmers and ranchers can use to think about how changes in climate might affect operations and plan for ways to adapt using these steps:
• Help you document the most likely changes in climate in your location.
• Help you systematically assess vulnerabilities and opportunities based on these climate trends.
• Help you determine options that can help reduce these climate impacts to improve future profitability and sustainability.
• Help you assist farmers in creating a climate adaptation plan.