The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is comprised of individuals with expertise in climate science, agronomy, stormwater management, and other disciplines, and is 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.
Specifically, NC3 aims to serve as points of contact with each state/land-grant university on climate change and adaptation, provide climate-related professional development opportunities to extension personnel, and organize and train peers and front-line professionals in climate change topics that affect agriculture, natural resources, and communities.
NC3 is funded through the North Central Region Water Network, a 12-state collaboration between Extension water professionals and university, federal, state NGO and industry partners working together to ensure safe and sufficient water supplies and sustainable resilient communities.
Learn more about NC3 in this factsheet.