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 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:

Why Climate Matters to the Health of People in the Northern Great Plains
Dr. Jesse E Bell, Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Health and Environment in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Jesse E. Bell is the Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Health and Environment in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research explores the relationships of climate and extreme weather on natural and human processes. He served as a lead author for the U.S. Global Change Research Program report “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment” that was released by the White House in 2016. Before coming to UNMC, Dr. Bell developed a joint position between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In this role, he led and coordinated a variety of climate and health projects. He also served on the White House OSTP Pandemic Prediction and Forecast Working Group. Dr. Bell also serves as a Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow and adjunct faculty for the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Oklahoma.