Climate Extension


Drought Mitigation Center continues to develop, expand tools

1/22/2020 – The National Drought Mitigation Center has received an $883,384 grant from the USDA to advance key initiatives in 2020. The work is designed to better help landowners and communities manage drought challenges.  Continue the story
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Drier, Colder Weather Now, but Storms Likely in Late November

11/14/2019 – Harvest activity across the state has made great strides over the past two weeks due to a lack of significant moisture chasing producers out of their fields. Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service reported that 60% of the corn crop had been harvested as of Sunday, Nov. 3, an increase of 16 percentage points from the previous week. The soybean harvest is virtually complete at 94%.  Continue the story
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U.S. Drought Monitor now offers tables showing drought impacts at state level

10/30/2019 – Drought looks different across the country’s nearly 3.8 million-square- mile span, which the National Drought Mitigation Center captures with a new set of USDM tables that reflect drought impacts at state levels. The project was led by NDMC research assistant Mary Noel.   Continue the story
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Climat4Cities Title Sister Cities Example

Planning for climate change isn't easy. The complexity of the issue itself is hard to digest, let alone translate into action items. A suite of tools designed by a group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers gives municipal planners a clearer climate picture of what to expect and prepare for.

The project provides climate data in a variety of forms, including historical trends and future projections, for a range of climate variables. The potentially greatest display of that information comes in the form of the "Sister City" tool.

IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm speaks with KRVN about the Climate for Cities project.


CropWatch is a central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information on crop production and pest management. It is written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Applied Climate and Spatial Science Mission Area

Faculty, staff and students in Applied Climate and Spatial Sciences work to advance our understanding of the climate-water-human-environmental nexus. The mission area is bolstered by internationally recognized centers, nationally recognized units, and laboratories representing local to global scales of study and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Useful to Usable

This project focused on improving the usability of climate information for agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. A diverse team of biophysical and social scientists from nine Midwestern universities spent six years working with the agricultural community to develop climate-based decision support tools and resources to enhance farm resilience to a variable and changing climate.

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Weather Ready Nebraska

Through programs and resources that focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions. Nebraska Extension is committed to helping agricultural producers, businesses, and communities increase resiliency in the face of hard times related to weather.

Specific information with quick fact infographs can be found for Dormancy Breaks, Drought, Frost and Winter Desiccation.

Weather Ready Farms

Nebraska Extension Issue Teams

Nebraska faces critical issues we must address to make our world a better place. Many of these issues are complex, multidisciplinary, and challenging, yet they present us with great opportunities to help shape a future that is promising for our state and nation. Climate Variation is one of the issue themes and is lead by Tyler Williams.