In one way or another, the extreme weather has affected all of us this past year. In particular, tree fruit growers lost more than 90 percent of their crop.
To help farmers cope with climate variability, a team of Michigan State University Extension specialists and educators has received funding from the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA). Extension specialists Wayne Beyea, Julie E. Doll and Claire Layman, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Mark Skidmore and senior Extension educator Dean Solomon will collaborate with GLISA researchers, relevant decision makers and stakeholders in two Michigan local governments units.
They’ll work to incorporate climate variability and change adaption strategies into local land use master plans and policies. They’ll also create an assessment tool that can be used by other communities throughout Michigan.
Read about this project in more detail in this MSU Extension News article.