If you are in the business of preparing farmers a successful future, the topic of Animal Agriculture and Climate Change cannot be overlooked or underestimated. Recent weather events, historical averages, or what the media is telling you is not the complete picture. Understanding the issue means more than listening to sound bites and reading the latest headlines.
The Animal Agriculture and Climate Change online certification course provides an in-depth understanding of the relationship between animal agriculture and climate change, both nationally and regionally, right from your office or home. This 12-hour, self-paced course will prepare you to discuss this new topic with your clientele and give you the resources to incorporate it into your existing programming. This course also qualifies for continuing education credits from Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and many Professional Engineer licensing programs.
Course lessons include:
Climate is Always Changing: Recent Weather Trends
Climate Impacts on Animal Production
Adaptation and Risk Management
Greenhouse Gas Sources and Mitigation Options
Regulations, Policy, and Market Opportunities
Communication Strategies during Controversy
What are participants saying?
“I will use this info to help producers I work with plan better for the future.”
“It’s so convenient to have on-line courses that you can take part in the classes any time you like.”
“I know where to begin looking for quality information.”
“This course is an example among tools to be used by educators and agricultural professionals to inform and engage the public to address the problem. . . . What I like the most about this course is the way the course is delivered using distance learning technology, accessible to everyone who wants and needs to learn. . . . The course has been helpful for providing new approach to education-outreach systems to address some of the pertinent concerns related to climate change and animal agriculture including examples of animal and waste management, the adoption of new outreach and education strategies and the adoption of the existing/new technologies of manure management at larger scales. . . . My sincere thanks to all the instructors and cordinators for the time and efforts they have put into this course. Successful and enjoyable 2014 to Everyone!”