Farm simulation: A tool for evaluating the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and the adaptation of dairy production to climate change

C. Alan Rotz, R. Howard Skinner, Anne M.K. Stoner, Katharine Hayhoe

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Abstract

Farms both produce greenhouse gas emissions that drive human-induced climate change and are impacted by that climate change. Process-level modeling at the farm scale provides a method for evaluating strategies for both mitigating emissions and adapting to climate change. The Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM) simulates representative crop, beef or dairy farms over many years of weather to predict performance, economics and environmental impacts including various gas emissions and a farm-gate life cycle assessment of carbon, energy, water and reactive nitrogen footprints of the feed, meat or milk produced (Rotz et al., 2014). IFSM provides a useful tool for evaluating farm emissions and mitigation strategies and the effects of climate variability on the sustainabiity of production systems under a changing climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationAdaptation and Mitigation
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages128-130
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806610
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium: Adaptation and Mitigation - Chicago, United States
Duration: May 3 2015May 5 2015

Other

OtherASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium: Adaptation and Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period5/3/155/5/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Global and Planetary Change

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