On Nov. 3, Steve Slack, director of OARDC, was one of the signers of a memorandum of understanding to better equip farmers, communities and individuals with information and technology so they can best adapt to climate change and weather variations.
Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will work with state extension programs, such as OSU Extension, and agricultural experiment stations, including OARDC, to widely disseminate science-based information through USDA’s seven Regional Climate Hubs.
The agreement involves USDA, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), and the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP). It was signed during the 127th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Orlando, Florida. Slack is immediate past chair of ESCOP.
“Partnerships result in much more value than any organization can achieve individually,” APLU President Peter McPherson said. “APLU and its public university members are proud to be part of this strong collaboration to address a critical national and global issue.”