Climate Change and Corn Belt Agriculture in the Midwest

Corn is one of the key world food commodities, just behind rice. With severe weather events associated with climate change forecast to increase in number and intensity, corn crop yields may decrease due to increased nutrient runoff. This webinar will focus on:

This webinar will:

  • Climate predictions for the Midwest
  • Research findings from the USDA grant “Climate change, mitigation, and adaptation in corn based cropping systems,” a $20 million grant focused on ensuring food stability
  • Impacts for Lake Erie

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Richard Moore

Dr. Richard Moore

Richard Moore is Professor and Executive Director of the Environmental Sciences Network and Associate Director of the Office for Energy and the Environment at The Ohio State University. He is on the executive committee for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment, as well as the Lead PI for the Ohio State part of the USDA $20┬ámillion grant “Climate change, mitigation, and adaptation in corn-based cropping systems.” He also participated in the Kuwait Conference on climate change that focused on the effects of climate change in north Africa and west Asia in 2011.

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