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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.

Upcoming Virtual Conference

Advanced Climate Change Topics: North Central Climate 201
June 8-10, 2021 from 9am-12PM CT

The North Central Climate Collaborative is hosting a FREE advanced climate change virtual conference June 8-10th, 2021. Featuring sessions on climate modeling, climate and its impact on communities, and the intersection of climate, agriculture and water you won’t want to miss it this great educational opportunity.  The keynote address will be provided by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert on weather and climate and author of “The Race Awakening of 2020: A Six-Step Guide for Moving Forward”.

Schedule in Brief

Headshot of Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Tuesday, June, 8th from 9AM – 12PM CT

  • 2020 New Climate “Normals”
  • Climate Modeling
  • Behind the Climate Projection Center Outlooks

Wednesday, June 9th from 9AM – 12PM CT

  • Keynote presentation from Dr. Marshall Shepherd on Climate Justice
  • Community Climate Risk and Planning

Thursday, June 10th from 9AM – 12PM CT

  • Climate indicators on Agriculture
  • Adaptation through Conservation
  • Climate’s impact on habitat, wildlife and fisheries

This event is free but registration is required. Upon registration you will receive a Zoom link for all three days.

REGISTER HERE

 

Most Recent Webinar

Learning from your Neighbor: Climate Resiliency in Agriculture
Monday, April 26th at 2pm CT – Watch the Recording

Windy KellyMore and more agricultural producers are adopting innovative management practices to bolster their operations’ resiliency to weather and climate risks. Extension and agricultural producers, throughout the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub’s six-state region, collaborated to develop an online, interactive StoryMap, “Learning From Your Neighbor: Climate Resiliency in Agriculture.” Through this immersive website, producers share their stories about the benefits, challenges, and valuable lessons learned while adopting weather-resilient and climate-smart practices!

On Monday, April 26th  Windy Kelly, Regional Extension Program Coordinator for the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub and Weather Variability and Agricultural Resiliency Specialist at the University of Wyoming Extension, spoke about the project and its outcomes.