Welcome to the
Northeast Regional Project website for Animal Agriculture and Climate
Climate and weather are and integral part of animal agriculture. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, studying this interdependency has become controversial. The intent of this project, website, and online course is to help all those involved in animal agriculture prepare and respond to current weather trends and an ever changing climate.
As farmers plan for the future they must evaluate opportunities and risks in every aspect of their business. Current animal genetics, feeding programs, markets, facilities, and nearly all other aspects of the farming system are based on historical weather conditions and typical weather variability. Current evidence indicates that weather patterns are changing and predictions that the future weather might bring even more variability. Understanding the evidence and probability of these changes is essential for planning long term farm investments.
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