Improved ability to understand the impact of both weather and climate enhances producers' crop management skills.

To reduce production risks associated with both climate and weather on crop variability, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct an Agro-Climate Workshop on Monday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Brenda Ortiz, an Extension specialist working in grain crops and precision agriculture, says this workshop is accessible to anyone.

"We are using the Web to deliver this workshop," says Ortiz. "People can participate from any number of Extension's sites or from their own computer provided they have an Internet connection. Using the Web as a delivery system allows us to reach a wide audience at minimal costs."

The workshop will include discussion of the differences in weather and climate and potential effects of climate change on the Southeast. Also, the workshop will introduce participants to AgroClimate, a set of tools designed to support crop management decisions. In addition, participants will have a number of hands-on activities with AgroClimate.

For more information, contact Ortiz at (334) 844-5534 or at bortiz@auburn.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by the Southeast Climate Consortium.