Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast: Heat, Humidity & Corn

Climate Change Impacts on Local Farmers

DAYTON — 2020 has thrown a lot at everyone! While we continue to battle a global pandemic, the weather doesn't take a break and this summer has been an interesting one.

This week Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs and Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini sat down with OSU Extension Agricultural educator Sam Custer and OSU Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Aaron Wilson to get an update on how our farm community is holding up during a very hot summer.

A cold May, a hot July, and now the beginning of drought has provided some challenges, but Sam talks about some of the good news in the farming community and how they are working together despite COVID restrictions.


Dr. Aaron Wilson opened up about our current drought situation and how our climate continues to change. He spoke to different ways climatologists are observing these changes from glaciers to trees. He also spoke with Kirstie and McCall about how corn plays a part in our atmosphere each summer!

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