A feature article published online on the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's website describes the Southeast Climate Consortium's role in helping farmers in the Southeast use climate forecasting tools to make better decisions.
The article gives examples of farmers who have benefitted from climate forecasting, posted significant gains and, in the process, inspired other producers to embrace forecasting.
Extension agents argue that the more farmers buy into it and the more scientists study and build on what they learn, the more refined and useful climate forecasting becomes.
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