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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.

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 was 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:

Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: A tool for assisting agriculture producers in adapting to climate variability and change
Monday, August 26, 2019 from 1-2PM CT
Mike Wilson, NRCS Senior Scientist

Mike WilsonTune in to this month’s webinar and hear from Mike Wilson, Senior Scientist at NRCS and one of the authors of Adaptation Resources for Agriculture, a publication by the USDA Climate Hubs (USDA Hubs Publication). The workbook is designed to allow extension specialists, technical service providers, and others to guide producers through a five-step process to better understand the short and long-term impacts of climate on their production system and how they can meet their land management goals while considering climate variability.  Processes in this workbook are key to creating an open dialogue for discussing producer motivations and developing an action-based response.  Mike will overview the purpose of the publication, how the workbook was developed, and the framework of actions that help agricultural communities prepare for changing conditions. Access the Presentation Slides