North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference: Connecting Research, Extension and Outreach
July 31-August 1st, 2024
Peoria Civic Center

North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference Save the Date graphic. July 31 - August 2, 2024

Join the North Central Climate Collaborative, the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, Extension Foundation, and partners for the North Central Region Agriculture and Climate Conference! The conference will bring together Extension and agricultural professionals from across the region as we highlight climate adaptation and mitigation research, outreach methods, and Extension programs.

This summer, the North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference will unite Extension and agricultural professionals from across the region to spotlight climate adaptation and mitigation research, outreach, and Extension programs. The conference is being hosted by the North Central Climate Collaborative, USDA Midwest Climate Hub, Extension Foundation, North Central Regional Water Network, and partners. Join us for a much-needed opportunity to network with other extension colleagues from other land-grant institutions across the region, outreach professionals, ag advisors and technical service providers.

The conference – which will be a day and a half July 31st – August 1st at the Peoria Civic Center – will provide ample opportunity for Extension professionals and technical service providers to share their work and perspectives, and gain valuable knowledge on the climate-related work happening across the region. This is a valuable professional development opportunity for agricultural professionals as we are looking to increasing incorporate climate-smart education and outreaching into our programming.

More information, including a call for proposals is forthcoming. Stay tuned! In the meantime, registration is only $75 and is now open! Book your spot today.

Travel Support

To make the event as accessible as possible, the North Central Climate Collaborate has funding to support travel expenses for some participants. Travel Support Requests will be accepted until June 15, 2024. Funds are limited and we may be unable to provide all those who request support with funds. You will be notified about your travel support request by July 1, 2024. 

Travel expenses we will consider: 

  • Flight OR vehicle mileage and gas
  • Hotel or other lodging
  • Child care support for care needs that arise due to your attendance

Travel support awards will be capped at $750. Questions may be directed to Alli Parrish.

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Pere Marquette hotel and the Staybridge Suites. Both are within walking distance of the Peoria Civic Center. Please note – it is encouraged that you make hotel reservations early as there are other large meetings being held at the Peoria Civic Center at the same time.

Staybridge Suites Downtown Peoria

Address: 300 West Romeo B Garrett Avenue Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: 309-673-7829 
Rate: $154/night plus tax. 
Note: these are all single Queen beds with sleeper sofa suites 

Use block code “NCA” or group name “North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference”. Cutoff date is June 30. 

Marriott Pere Marquette

Address: 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-637-6500
Rate: $181/night plus tax. 

Double queen and king rooms available. 
Cutoff date is June 30.

Please call to book your room

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