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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 Webinar:

Enhancing Soil Health: Opportunities for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Agroecosystems
Monday, October 24th at 1:00PM CT

Headshot of Christine SprungerSoil health has received heightened interest because of its association with long-term agricultural sustainability and ecological benefits. Yet, questions remain regarding soil health’s role in climate mitigation and adaptation within row-crop agriculture. This webinar features Christine Sprunger, Assistant Professor of soil health in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. Dr. Sprunger will explore three key aspects of soil health and climate change: 1) Soil health in the context of climate mitigation via soil carbon sequestration, 2) Soil health responses to climatic stress and 3) Insights into best management practices for enhanced soil health and climate adaptation.

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Most Recent Webinar:

Managing nutrients and water in a changing climate: Thoughts from an agronomist in the land of 10,000 lakes
Monday, August 29 at 1:00PM CT – View the Recording

Headshot of Greg KlingerIn the middle of the North American continent, Minnesota sits in an interesting and dynamic climatic region.  At the edge of the humid-to-dry climate transition, and with long, harsh winters that are warming faster than almost anywhere else in the United States, it faces some unique challenges and opportunities as the climate changes.  In this webinar, University of Minnesota Extension Educator Greg Klinger discusses some of these potential challenges related to agricultural management of water and nutrients.