The USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub held a mitigation and adaptation meeting on May 16, 2016 at Redlands Community College Darlington Chapel in El Reno, OK.
The workshop focused on the USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry. Members of the Extension community and federal agencies came together to discuss how climate variability has affected their region and programming. It was discovered that Extension and USDA employees face similar challenges in integrating climate change into their programming. This provides the CLN and other climate education groups with an opportunity to develop training materials that will be beneficial to both groups. Communication of climate issues was seen as a major challenge in the region. Tools to assist producers in decision making specific to their farms were identified as a need in the region.