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.

Most Recent Webinar:

Weather-Ready Farms:  An Extension Resilience Resource
Monday, August 24, 2020 – Watch the Recording

The University of Nebraska Extension has developed a program in which farmers are certified at different tiers for their use of practices science knows to promote resilience to extreme weather events.  This webinar featured a discussion of the development of that curriculum, current issues, and related resources for use by those in other states.

Martha Martin HeadshotMartha Shulski, State Climatologist, Nebraska, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska

Ashley Mueller, Disaster Education Coordinator and Extension Educator, University of Nebraska

Hans Schmitz, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Purdue University

New Resource:

NC3 has developed the first in a series of state-based climate summaries overviewing the 4th National Climate Assessment Volume II: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States.

The state summaries have a section for each of the sections int he 4th National Climate Assessment and are intended to provide an easy-to-understand state-level update on climate impacts and risks. The first state climate summary to be released focuses on Nebraska and has sections dedicated to Water, Agriculture, Recreation and Tourism, Energy, and Indigenous Peoples. Each section is designed separately so the summary can be used as a whole or as an individual section.

Stay tuned, more state climate summaries are coming soon!