Climate Change and Agriculture Forum: November 18

In a state that prides itself on having diverse economic sectors, it’s often said that agriculture is Ohio’s single largest industry. 

With a variety of agricultural operations in every region, Ohio farmers are facing serious challenges related to extreme weather events, shifting growing seasons, and other climate-related impacts.  At the same time, environmental scientists are examining agriculture’s contribution to the changing climate.

As we celebrate another harvest, GEO is pleased to sponsor a forum to discuss these important issues. Join us Thursday, November 18 from 12 noon-1 pm Eastern.

Meet Our Experts:

Jordan Hoewischer, Director of Water Quality and Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. In this role, Jordan engages in research and advising on scientific data, policy considerations and social expectations that impact Ohio communities, businesses, farmers, and natural resources. Jordan received a B.S. in Turfgrass Science with a minor in Animal Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois. Jordan grew up as part of the fifth generation on his family hog and grain farm in Sidney, Ohio and lives in Columbus.

Aaron Wilson, Atmospheric Research Scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and Climate Specialist with OSU Extension. Aaron is also affiliated with the State Climate Office of Ohio and Chapter Lead of the Midwest Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. Aaron’s research focuses on climate variability, climate change, and applied climatology, particularly where they intersect with agriculture. Through his work with Extension, he engages the agricultural community on weather and climate topics, including building resilience to and mitigating climate change.