Adaption Resources for Agriculture: A tool for assisting agriculture producers in adapting to climate variability and change – August 2019
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This webinar featured Mike Wilson, Senior Scientist at NRCS and one of the authors of Adaptation Resources for Agriculture, a publication by the USDA Climate Hubs (USDA Hubs Publication). The workbook is designed to allow extension specialists, technical service providers, and others to guide producers through a five-step process to better understand the short and long-term impacts of climate on their production system and how they can meet their land management goals while considering climate variability. Processes in this workbook are key to creating an open dialogue for discussing producer motivations and developing an action-based response.
Why Climate Matters to the Health of People in the Northern Great Plains – June 2019
Dr. Jesse E. Bell is the Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Health and Environment in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research explores the relationships of climate and extreme weather on natural and human processes. He served as a lead author for the U.S. Global Change Research Program report “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment” that was released by the White House in 2016.
Understanding and Interpreting Climate Outlooks – April 2019
In this webinar we hear from Jon Gottschalck of NOAA’s, National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center. Jon provides an overview of the types of information included in the Climate Prediction Center’s long lead climate outlooks, how these outlooks should be used and interpreted as well as some of the science used in preparing these operational products and services.
Climate Change and Human Health – February 2019
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.
Highlights from the 4th National Climate Assessment – December 2018
This webinar features Martha Shulski, one of the Contributing Authors on the Northern Great Plains chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which was recently released on November 23rd. Martha serves as the State Climatologist for Nebraska and is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Starting the Conversation at Home: The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment – October 2018
Melissa Widhalm of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) discusses how scientists and decision makers from across the state are working together to elevate the conversation about climate change issues through the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA). Widhalm explains the assessment’s process and participants, including their approach to involving stakeholders and dissemination efforts.
The Impact of Wind Energy on Rural Communities – August 2018
Sarah Mills of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presents data from surveys of 3,200+ landowners in 10 Michigan townships with windfarms to provide insight on the effects of wind turbines on local communities — not just on how the landscape looks, but the effects of wind turbines on farm incomes, local government services, and relationships with neighbors.
Understanding Climate Information’s Impact on Farm Decision-Making – June 2018
Tonya Haigh, Rural Sociologist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses the results of a farmer and advisor survey administered across the US Corn Belt on the climate information’s influence on farm decision-making.
Understanding Climate’s Impact on Soil – April 2018
South Dakota State University Extension Soil Field Specialist Anthony Bly discusses the climate’s impact on soil properties and what this means for producers, educators, and advisors.
Regional and Local Climate Services through Partnerships Across the North Central Region – February 2018
Doug Kluck, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director for the Central Region, overviews regional and local climate services across the region and outlines current and future opportunities for information delivery and engagement.
Midwestern Regional Climate Center Tools and Grain Storage Calculations – August 2017
Beth Hall with the Midwestern Regional Climate Center presents tools for agricultural producers and extension personnel and Kenneth Hellevang with North Dakota State University discusses weather impacts on grain drying and storage.
Crop Hail Research and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) – August 2017
Justin McMechan with the University of Nebraska discussed research performed on crop response to hail damage and Nolan Doesken with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network discusses the CoCoRaHS program and its benefits.
Drought Impact Report – July 2017
Tyler Williams with University of Nebraska Extension introduces speaker Kelly Helm Smith who discusses the Drought Impact Reporter and it’s potential uses by and for Extension.
Communicating Climate Change – June 2016
Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist, introduces Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, recent Ph.D. graduate from Iowa State University, and Julie Doll, Extension Specialist at Michigan State University who share research on the communication of climate change.
The Effect of Climate Change on the Economics of Conservation Tillage – May 2016
Dr. Juan Sesmero, Purdue University Agricultural Economist, presents his research findings on the economics of conservation tillage now and under a future incorporating climate change parameters.
Climate Impacts on Beef Cattle Selection and Grazing Management – April 2016
Matt Reeves of the U.S. Forest Service and Megan Rolf of Oklahoma State Extension discuss research findings of interest to graziers and beef producers.
Climate Impacts on Water Management in the North Central Region – March 2016
Jonathan Aguilar of Kansas State University and Jane Frankenberger of Purdue University discuss the various water management techniques for agriculture around the region and their relation to climate change and variability.
Preparing for Climate Extremes in the North Central Region – March 2016
Professor Gene Takle of Iowa State University discuss climate and weather extremes in the North Central United States. University of Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams facilitates.
Understanding Climate – January 2016
State Climatologists Jeff Andresen (Michigan) and Dennis Todey (South Dakota) discuss climate and climate change.