Climate risks pervade agriculture. They generate major consequences on crop production. We do not know what the next season will be like, let alone the season 30 years hence. Yet farmers need to decide on Genotype and Management combinations in advance of the season and in the face of this risk on the production Environment. Beyond that, breeders must consider target adaptive traits for future genotypes up to 10 years ahead of their commercial release. Can we do more than continue the random walk of empirical and separate agronomic and breeding research that tells us more about consequences of seasons experienced than those yet to be experienced? This lecture will present a case for next generation thinking on design of G*M*E for advancing crop adaptation in future climates. More information about Dr. Hammer and his research can be found at: https://qaafi.uq.edu.au/profile/189/graeme-hammer.