"Preparing for a changing climate is integral to sustaining our strong agricultural economy and economic development. In the words of the forthcoming 4th National Climate Assessment report, “climate change poses many challenges that affect society and the natural world. With these challenges, however, come opportunities to respond. By taking steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change, the impacts can be lessened.” Burying our heads in the sand will result only in far greater costs and societal impacts that our children and grandchildren will be forced to bear. Is this the legacy we want to leave them?"