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Va. forum to examine farming, climate change

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 4:10am  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- A forum in Harrisonburg will assess how climate change will impact farming.

The Tuesday evening session is sponsored by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley. It will feature a specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and a local grower and soil conservation technician.

Maria Papadakis is professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University. Her remarks will focus on how energy conservation among local farms can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, which are causing climate change. She'll also discuss the challenges farmers will encounter as climate change worsens.

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