Webinar Archive

Starting the Conversation at Home: The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment – October 2018
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
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
Watch Here
State Climatologists Jeff Andresen (Michigan) and Dennis Todey (South Dakota) discuss climate and climate change.