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How is climate change affecting farmers?

Forrest Watson appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Megan Mack
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WXXI News
Forrest Watson appears on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, February 4, 2022.
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How is climate change affecting farmers? We sit down with local farmers and agriculture professionals to hear how climate change affects their work and how agricultural processes impact the environment. We also talk about "climate smart" farming practices and where they are being used.

Our guests:

  • Forrest Watson, crop manager and fourth generation family at Mulligan Family Farm in Avon 
  • Meghan Hauser, co-owner of Table Rock Farm in Castile 
  • Aaron Ristow, New York agricultural stewardship program manager for American Farmland Trust 
  • Curt Gooch, dairy environmental system solutions expert, Land O'Lakes Truterra 
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."