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 throughout 2018 and 2019.
Climate for Cities: Increasing the capacity for cities to effectively plan for climate change
Monday, December 16, 2019 from 1-2PM CT
Martha Shulski, State Climatologist and Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rising temperatures, greater variability, shifting precipitation patterns, and more extreme rain events due to climate change pose current and future challenges for cities. Impacts permeate across many aspects of municipalities – infrastructure, health, recreation, utilities, emergency operations, etc. Proper adaptation requires a knowledge and understanding of climate projections and how future changes will influence specific municipal concerns. This work aims to enhance decision-making and increase capacity of both small and large communities to effectively plan for change. In doing so, researchers and cities partnered to understand barriers, develop local and usable tools, and ultimately reduce risk to future climate change impacts.
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Climate Change’s Impact on Field Crop Diseases – Watch Here
Monday, October 28, 2019 from 1-2PM CT
Daren Mueller, Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Iowa State University
Tune in to this month’s webinar and hear from Daren Mueller, Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Iowa State University. Mueller is the coordinator of the ISU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program which, among other things, develops several publications about field crop pests, leads the ISU Field Extension Farm and is involved in several STEM education projects. For this webinar, Mueller will explore how climate change and changing management practices can affect corn and soybean diseases.