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 is a part of the North Central Region One Water Action Forum and will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 11.  The workshop will focus on climate issues facing the Midwest and will include sessions on climate’s impact on agriculture, communities, human health, and youth.

Upcoming Webinar:

Highlights from the Fourth National Climate Assessment
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1PM – 2PM CST
Martha Shulski, Director, Nebraska State Climate Office

Martha was one of the Contributing Authors on the Northern Great Plains chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which was recently released on November 23rd. Martha serves as the State Climatologist for Nebraska and is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The Nebraska State Climate Office operates the Nebraska Mesonet – a state weather monitoring program with 69 stations across the state. Martha’s work is in the areas of applied climatology, weather and climate monitoring, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement.