Increasing literacy among Extension professionals in every sector regarding potential regional impacts and adaptation strategies related to climate change is key to producing high-quality relevant programs addressing climate-related risks. Professionals in the forestry, agriculture, livestock, and coastal resources sectors attended the Southeast Region Extension Climate Academy in fall 2014. Participant surveys and interviews suggested that some of the agents most confused about climate change gained the most from the workshop. Further, focusing on region- and sector-specific information made climate change relevant to participants who were initially uninterested in addressing the topic.
Clifford, M., & Monroe, M. (2018). Improving Climate Literacy within Extension by Understanding Diverse Climate-Related Informational Needs. Journal of Extension, 56(7), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss7/23