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The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is made up of Extension professionals from across the region who are working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities. The team is working to increase the adoption of climate-smart practices, improving water management, while maintaining profitability.

Most Recent Webinar:

Climate Tools from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Monday, February 26th at 1:00PM CT – View the Recording

The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) provides high-quality climate data, tools, interactive maps, and customized services for the Midwest and the nation. This webinar, featuring Melissa Widhalm, showcased various free products and services offered by the MRCC to support agricultural production and water resources management in the north-central US. Featured products included a soil temperature climatology, a custom chilling hours tool, and a first/last freeze date trend tool.  

Melissa Widhalm is the Associate Director and Regional Climatologist at the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC), located on the main campus of Purdue University. For over 15 years, Ms. Widhalm has worked to improve the usability of climate information for agricultural and other applications. With an academic background in meteorology and climatology, she is passionate about delivering high-quality climate resources, science communication, and climate data services.