The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities by hosting bimonthly webinars on climate and water.
Learning from your Neighbor: Climate Resiliency in Agriculture
Monday, April 26th at 2pm CT
More 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.
Most Recent Webinar:
Understanding Climate Adaptation Decisions in the Eastern Corn Belt
Monday, February 22, 2021 – Watch the Recording
Climate change across the eastern Corn Belt Region (ECBR) is projected to bring higher temperatures, more variable and extreme levels of precipitation, and longer growing seasons. While these possibilities imply opportunity for increased production in the ECBR, managing change sustainably is increasingly challenging.
The Agroecosystem Resilience Project is engaged in research that will elevate the capacity of decision-makers in the ECBR to adapt to a variable climate. Their approach is to identify how changing seasonal and extreme precipitation patterns induce changes in land use and management patterns driven by heterogeneous farmer adaptations. To assess multiple goals related to agricultural production, conservation, and societal well-being, they are building an integrated set of models of the climate system, regional economy, and agroecological outcomes and use this to evaluate policies and programs by projecting their impacts on the sustainability and resilience of this regional agroecosystem under varying futures.
This webinar discusses the project, their approach, progress to date and outcomes. For more information, please visit Agroecosystem Resilience Project.