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Thursday, April 18, 2013

OPENING KEYNOTE EVENT

7:00-9:00 PM   Hangar Theater, Ithaca NY
Free and Open to the Public!
Welcome and Overview: Gay Nicholson, Sustainable Tompkins
Preparing for Climate Change: Barbara Lifton, 125th Assembly District
Keynote Presentation: Mark Hertsgaard, Independent Journalist
“Winning the Climate Fight”

Roundtable: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in New York State
Mark Hertsgaard, Moderator
Shorna Allred, Dept Natural Resources, Cornell University
Barbara Lifton, New York State Assembly
Gay Nicholson, Sustainable Tompkins
Mark Watson, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Friday, April 19, 2013

AGRICULTURE TRACK – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public!
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM   NYS Grange Building Auditorium, Cortland NY
“Weather or Not: Effects of Changing Weather on Local Agriculture”

8:00-9:00 AM   Registration and Breakfast
9:00-12:00 PM  Panel Presentation
Moderator:  Amanda Barber, Cortland Soil & Water Conservation District Manager
What is Climate Change? Resulting Regional ImplicationsLarry Klotz, Biological Sciences Dept., SUNY Cortland
Increasing Climate Variability in Upstate New York:  Dave Eichorn, Div. Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Adapting Agriculture to the Changing Climate: David Wolfe, Dept of Horticulture, Cornell University

12:00-1:00 PM  Lunch and Informal Discussion with Local Producers
Farmer Panel: Mike McMahon, EZ Acres
Kathie Arnold, Twin Oaks Dairy
Allan Gandelman, Main Street Farms

LEGAL TRACK – 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

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