Wisconsin farmers impacted by climate crisis

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wisconsin’s environment is changing and it has some people concerned.

The League of Women Voters of La Crosse and the UW-La Crosse Environmental Studies Department hosted a public forum on Sunday.

The program was held in Dane County and broadcasted live at UWL.

It focused on the changing climate in the state and how it’s impacting farmers.

A few Wisconsin farmers even shared their experiences.

One organizer says in order to find a solution people need to understand why it’s a problem.

“Agriculture is really important when we talk about climate change because agriculture is such a fundamental part of state and national economy, and our national security,” said Robin Schmidt, Vice President of the La Crosse League of Women Voters.

The forum is part of a four-part series on the climate crisis.