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.

Upcoming Webinar

Learning from your Neighbor: Climate Resiliency in Agriculture
Monday, April 26th at 2pm CT

Windy KellyMore and more agricultural producers are adopting innovative management practices to bolster their operations’ resiliency to weather and climate risks. Extension and agricultural producers, throughout the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub’s six-state region, collaborated to develop an online, interactive StoryMap, “Learning From Your Neighbor: Climate Resiliency in Agriculture.” Through this immersive website, producers share their stories about the benefits, challenges, and valuable lessons learned while adopting weather-resilient and climate-smart practices!

Tune in on Monday, April 26th to learn about  the project from Windy Kelly, Regional Extension Program Coordinator for the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub and Weather Variability and Agricultural Resiliency Specialist at the University of Wyoming Extension.



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!