Southern Regional Extension Climate Academy
September 3-5, 2014
Athens, GA


SRECA drew over 100 participants from 12 Southeastern states to Athens in early September. The event was hosted by Southeast Climate Extension, PINEMAP, and Animal Agriculture & Climate Change. The SRECA program was first initiated in August 2013, when the Extension leadership in the Southern region asked the coordinators from these three USDA/NIFA-funded regional climate projects to coordinate a regional professional development program. SRECA was designed to help Extension professionals who bring a variety of perspectives on climate change become leaders and facilitators in their state for appropriate and relevant programming in climate variability and change. At the Academy, individuals worked in sector groups to brainstorm, ask questions, learn about resources and programs related to climate, and report past experiences with climate programs.

The four sector groups at the meeting were: Crops, Livestock, Forestry, and Coastal areas.  Participants built new professional relationships and exchanged ideas to enhance their programs. Resources were collected and are now living on the new blog: Visit the blog to see photos from the 3-day intensive meeting!