Last month President Barack Obama announced Raleigh and N.C. State will be
the home of several innovation hubs across the United States.
On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Raleigh will be
one of seven climate hubs across the country.
This initiative is designed to be the middle man between farmers and climate
"The goals are to basically take the science that we have and to make
it user friendly, to make sure it gets in the hands of the consumers and make
sure it gets in the hands of the land managers and the landowners," said Steven
McNulty, director of the Southeast Regional Climate Hub.
The hope is to predict such things as extreme droughts, fires and pests to
help minimize the impact on our local agriculture.
They've already started this initiative by rolling out websites where
landowners can find easy to use, valuable information.