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Farming Challenges in Extreme Weather

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When

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6pm–9pm

Where

Kent District Library
814 W River Center Dr NE
Service and Meeting Center
Comstock Park, MI 49321
United States

Contact

Citizens Climate Lobby Grand Rapids

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We all love our bountiful Michigan farms and the farmers who grow our food! But how is our extreme weather affecting our crops? What do future projections look like?

This presentation will (1) describe the historical trends in observed weather data in Michigan; (2) focus on historical and current weather variability including extreme events; (3) summarize future climate projections; and (4) discuss the potential impacts on Michigan’s agriculture due to current and projected climate trends.

Presenter: David P. Lusch, Ph.D.

luschportraitnov07360x360-2.jpgDr. Lusch is a Distinguished Senior Research Specialist at Michigan State University with 39 years of service in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences and 26 years of service with the Institute of Water Research. Dave conducts applied research and provides outreach education on Michigan’s surface water and groundwater resources and how communities can protect them. Dr. Lusch has presented numerous talks to classroom teachers and both lay and professional audiences about various aspects of the physical geography of Michigan as well as the changing climate of the Great Lakes Region.

The program will be followed by a brief presentation from the Kent Conservation District on the Michigan Environmental Assurance Program and a special announcement on funding available for conservation practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.The West Michigan Growers Group will also give a brief presentation about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in our area. Come learn what our local farmers are doing to protect the environment.

6:00 PM - CCL Business Meeting
7:00 PM - Presentation

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