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:

Climate Change 2021: A Summary of the IPCC’s 2021 Physical Science Basis Report
Monday, October 25, 2021 – View the Recording

Headshot of Heidi RoopThis webinar summarized some of the key take-aways of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis” with Dr. Heidi Roop. Roop is the Director of the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science at the University of Minnesota.

Heidi discusses the broader global picture, discussed the scientific advances made since the 2013 5th Assessment report, and explores the regional implications of this report for the United States, with a focus on the Midwest and Northern Great Plains.



Most Recent Climate Education Opportunity:

Advanced Climate Change Topics: North Central Climate 201
June 8-10, 2021 from 9am-12PM CT

The North Central Climate Collaborative hosted a FREE advanced climate change virtual conference June 8-10th, 2021. The conference featured sessions on climate modeling, climate and its impact on communities, and the intersection of climate, agriculture and water.  We were excited to feature a keynote address by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert on weather and climate and author of “The Race Awakening of 2020: A Six-Step Guide for Moving Forward”.

Schedule and Recordings

Headshot of Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Tuesday, June, 8th from 9AM – 12PM CT

Wednesday, June 9th from 9AM – 12PM CT

Thursday, June 10th from 9AM – 12PM CT