Published on Feb 17, 2014
Mark Licht, extension field agronomist for Iowa State University, discusses strategies for planning, implementing, and testing cover crops. This...
Great Plains: Vulnerable Communities - NCA Key Message 4Last Updated on 2014-09-18 16:03:25
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Communities that are already the most vulnerable to weather and climate extremes will be stressed even further by more frequent extreme events occurring within an already highly variable climate system.
1. Guiding Questions
How will migration patterns in the Great Plains affect poverty levels in that region, but affect population levels in others?
List at least two ways that climate change will affect health in the Plains.
What is climate vulnerability?
How is climate change affecting tribal populations in the Plains? How have they adapted in the past and why is it different than before?
2. Key figures
Population Change in the Great Plains
Demographic shifts continue to reshape communities in the Great Plains, with many central Great Plains communities losing residents. Rural and tribal communities will face additional... More »
Speed Science Fact Sheet: Climate Change Beliefs, Concerns and Support for Adaptation and Mitigation among Corn Belt Farmers - CSCAPLast Updated on 2014-08-04 16:44:36
The Climate Change Beliefs, Concerns and Support for Adaptation and Mitigation among Corn Belt Farmers Fact Sheet and additional Speed Science Fact Sheets and presentation videos are approved for use in educational, research and extension settings. The fact sheets were developed and presented as "Speed Science" by the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems CAP (CSCAP).
The CSCAP is a transdisciplinary partnership among 11 institutions creating new science and educational opportunities. It seeks to increase resilience and adaptability of Midwest agriculture to more volatile weather patterns by identifying farmer practices and policies that increase sustainability while meeting crop demand.
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To promote the long-term sustainability and productivity of U.S. corn-based cropping systems against recent climate trends and future... More »
Speed Science - Plot Design Options for On-Farm Cover Crop Trials - Mark Licht, Iowa State UniversityLast Updated on 2014-02-28 18:48:12Published on Feb 17, 2014
Mark Licht, extension field agronomist for Iowa State University, discusses strategies for planning, implementing, and testing cover crops. This lecture was part of the "Implementing Cover Crops to Improve Cropping System Resilience" workshop in Story County, Iowa, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory on April 2, 2013.
Two handouts referred to in this video are available at the Sustainable Corn Website at http://www.sustainablecorn.org/In_Fie....
The workshop was developed in partnership with the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn project. For more information about this project, see www.sustainablecorn.org. Other partners included Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, the Agricultural Research Service and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education.
Video: Bringing Climate Change to the Classroom - Will Steger Last Updated on 2012-08-03 00:00:00
Nalani McCutcheon directs a block of instruction on how to effect behavior change among students, pointing out that knowledge of climate change does not equate to action on the student's part. She makes three key factors in effecting student action:
1.) The power of significant time spent outside with nature
2.) The power of observation
3.) The poeer of longitudinal data
She reference the work of Tom Tanner in support of her argument, specifically an extensive set of interviews he conducted of environmental activists in 1980. Two factors showed up as key to the participants becoming activists: significant time spent outside and the presence of an adult role model.
After the lecture, Nalani breaks into a workshop in which everyone discusses barriers to providing students access to the natural world and the time and freedom to explore it. She wraps... More »
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