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:

Conservation Drainage – Managing Water for the Future
Monday, June 22, 2020 from 1-2PM CT
John McMaine, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University Extension Water Management Engineer
View Recording Here.

 

Tile drainage is widespread throughout the Midwest.  As weather patterns continue to shift toward more precipitation outside of the growing season and less precipitation during the growing season, water management will need to continue to adapt to provide resilience. Conservation drainage is a concept that incorporates methods of storing water or treating water in the landscape or edge-of-field to increase resilience and improve water quality while maintaining the agronomic benefits of tile drainage.  This webinar will cover some of the recent research in conservation drainage, how they can be incorporated into new and existing practices, and what the future of conservation drainage might look like.

 

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!