Need information on climate science and what climate variability means for agriculture and communities? We’re here to help.

The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is made up of Extension professionals from across the region who are working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities. The team is working to increase the adoption of climate-smart practices, improving water management, while maintaining profitability.

NC3 is hosting two climate workshops this fall.  The first, held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 9-11, focused on climate issues impacting the Great Plains and overviewed cover climate tools and applications, climate communication strategies, and climate information applications.

The second workshop is a part of the North Central Region One Water Action Forum and took place in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 11, 2018.  The workshop focused on climate issues facing the Midwest and included sessions on climate’s impact on agriculture, communities, human health, and youth.

Most Recent Webinar:

Understanding and Interpreting Climate Outlooks

Watch Here
Jon Gottschalck, Chief of the Operational Prediction Branch, Climate Prediction Center

In this webinar we hear from Jon Gottschalck of NOAA’s, National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center. Jon provides an overview of the types of information included in the Climate Prediction Center’s long lead climate outlooks, how these outlooks should be used and interpreted as well as some of the science used in preparing these operational products and services.