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Our goal is to provide information that will help producers cope with climate change through linkages of research, education and extension partnerships. Encompassing Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois, this region represents one of the most intense areas of agricultural production in the world with a wide array of products.
Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive capacity to increase climate resilience. The U.S. Climate Resiliency Toolkit for the Midwest Region is an excellent resource to find case studies, tools, expertise and steps to resilience to plan adaptation to a changing climate in many sectors, including agriculture.
Natural Resources Specialist, Justin Mount, is improving producers’ understanding of crop system planning tools, specifically the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET). The IET is a web-served, geospatial, farm field-level crop system analysis tool for estimating wind and water erosion, soil and air quality trends plus energy used per acre.
Agriculture is indelibly connected to surrounding weather and climate conditions, which impact crop growth along with diseases and soils. Understanding current weather and climate issues is imperative to supporting sustainable crop production in the Midwest.
Small Acres Family Farm sits on 88 acres in Dearborn County in southeastern Indiana. The land has been in the family for years, but the Smalls returned to the farm within the last ten years. Their primary enterprise is grass-fed lamb, and 65 acres of the…
The USDA Midwest Climate Hub and the Indiana State Climate Office (at Purdue) will provide a 1.5 day workshop on regional research, management, and monitoring needs with an emphasis on herbicide/pesticide drift issues.
Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive capacity to increase climate resilience. The U.S. Climate…
Farming can be a challenging occupation in the Midwest. In response to the growing concern of stress experienced by producers and ranchers, the Midwest Climate Hub has consolidated resources to be used when needed, working to build producer resilience in…
Brix Cider is continually looking for avenues to improve the land that provides for their apple orchard. Through the Adaptation workbook process, this orchard is better equipped to adapt in a changing climate.