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.

Most Recent Webinar:

Climate Change and Human Health
Monday, February 25, 2019 from 1PM – 2PM CST
Elena Grossman, UIC School of Public Health & Colleen Moran, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Whether it is heat stress, air pollution, or the risk of vectorborne diseases, changes in climate and an increased frequency of extreme weather events impact public health. Tune in to our February webinar and hear from Elena Grossman with the UIC School of Public Health and Colleen Moran of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as they discuss the connection between human health and climate change.  Elena and Colleen will overview the CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (or BRACE) Framework for helping communities prepare for the health effects of a changing climate, and explore various tools and resources helping local communities prepare for extreme weather events.