HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Climate Action Alliance of the Valley is sponsoring a forum to raise awareness about issues Valley farmers face and how that could impact the local economy.
While the topic is all about farming, Joni Grady, an organizer, said the goal is to educate the general public about farmers' challenges because she said farming is tied to the local economy.
She said things like climate change and increased regulations are making things tougher for farmers.
Tuesday night's event is the first attempt at getting local people to gain a better understanding of what the future might hold for this area.
A local farmer will speak, as well as a JMU professor.
Grady wants people to be ready for what she calls climate change.
"We just want people to be aware that it's happening. It's here. It's now. It's urgent. They need to keep that in mind every time they buy something, every time they go into a voting booth," said Grady.
Not everyone thinks climate change is an actual problem. Many call both it and global warming a myth, or even a hoax; including talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh.
The forum starts at 6 p.m. at the Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg.
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