Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate: Where Cattle Meets Climate
Climate change is affecting our state’s varied regions and residents in different ways, but all Minnesotans have a story to tell. The TPT production “Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate,” part of Climate Generation’s Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions project, showcases six of these stories, along with narration from some of the state’s leading climate experts. The full production and the individual story clips are intended to serve as an educational and inspirational resource to build Minnesotans’ awareness of climate impacts and encourage the sharing of climate stories across the state.
First-generation cattle farmer Tyler Carlson raises grass-fed beef on his family’s land in central Minnesota. Carlson went to school for restoration ecology and sustainable agriculture, and is implementing innovative agro-forestry practices on his farm. Silvopasture, which incorporates timber and pasture together on the same piece of land, helps him optimize growing conditions and build climate resiliency in the face of uncertain future weather conditions, but climate change is an ongoing concern.
Download the free accompanying Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate Discussion Guide here