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Josh Bendorf

Josh is an ORISE Research Fellow with the USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub. Josh received a BS in Atmospheric Science from UW-Madison (2018) and a MS in Agricultural Meteorology from Iowa State (2021). Prior to working at the Midwest Climate Hub, Josh was a conservation specialist with Pheasants Forever/NRCS in southeastern Wisconsin, working with farmers to help them adopt grass-based conservation practices on their land. With his education and work experience, Josh brings a diverse expertise to the Midwest Climate Hub. Josh is a native of southwest Wisconsin where his family grows grains, forage, and maintains woodlands as wildlife habitat. 

In his free time, Josh enjoys spending as much time as he can outdoors. He is an avid runner, cyclist, hiker, kayaker, and fisherman. When he’s not outside, you can find him in his family’s woodshop working on a project.”

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  • ORISE Research Fellow


USDA Midwest Climate Hub


1015 N. University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
(Located remotely in Platteville, Wisconsin)

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Focus Area

  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture and Conservation