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Announcements and Upcoming Events

April 2022


    Cows may be common farm and ranch animals, but this workshop will help you go beyond the basics to learn how to bring current research on sustainable ranching into your classroom. Discover a heritage cattle breed that may be more sustainable in the dry conditions of the southwest, and meet the scientists studying them. Get training and access to a hands-on, NGSS-aligned 3rd-grade lesson developed by Asombro to bring this current research to your students. Participating teachers receive a $50 stipend and a class set of supplies so you can teach the lesson in your classroom. Plus, teachers in southern New Mexico can win a free classroom visit by Asombro educators in the fall.

Grade Level: 3rd Grade Teachers

Location: Virtual, via Zoom

Date: Wednesday, April 13th

Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Application Deadline: Extended to April 8th.  Register here!

Climate Adaptation for Land Trusts

This online course is designed for land trusts actively working on stewardship projects in rural, suburban and urban forests, forested watersheds, and wetland systems. Land trusts can participate as individuals or in groups. Climate vulnerability and management information will be targeted to ecosystems in the Western U.S. Virtual Class Schedule: 90-minute sessions on May 4th, 11th, and 25th at 10 a.m. Pacific time (11am MT/12pm CT, 1pm ET). Thanks to the generous support of the USDA Climate Hubs, the course is being offered at a discounted cost of $20 for Land Trust Alliance members, $30 for non-members. Register here

Grant Opportunity! Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

Applicants interested in partnering with a regional Climate Hub should reach out to potential Climate Hubs ideally 4-6 weeks before the AFRI due date for Letters of Intent (LOI) on June 2, 2022. If an LOI has been approved, budget conversations should begin with the Hub within 1-2 weeks of approval.

Full applications are due on October 6, 2022.

For members of the USDA Climate Hubs to collaborate on a proposed project for the USDA NIFA AFRI Extension, Education and USDA Climate Hubs Partnership (A1721) request for applications (RFA), the proposal must:

  1. Directly involve the USDA Climate Hubs' mission
  2. Include the Climate Hub(s) early in the proposal development
  3. Clearly outline roles and expectations of the Climate Hub(s)
  4. Demonstrate how funds will support a liaison between the project and Hub(s)

Find the 2022 Climate Hub Priorities here, if you would like to propose a new area (innovation) please reach out to the listed POC for further discussions.

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