Climate Extension


Nebraska-based drought center expands global outreach

1/30/2023 – Through a cooperation agreement signed Jan. 26, the Nebraska-based Drought Center will develop approaches to integrated drought risk management focused on drought-smart, land-based solutions.   Continue the story
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Poll shows rural Nebraskans are deeply concerned about drought

12/14/2022 – “Concerns about more severe droughts are at their highest level, which is not surprising given that most of the state is currently experiencing drought conditions.” —Becky Vogt, Rural Poll manager   Continue the story
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State Climatologist appointed to advisory board to search for Lincoln"s second source of water

7/5/2022 – In a major step toward finding a second water source for Lincoln, city officials Tuesday announced they've secured a contract with Olsson, a civil engineering firm that will analyze two potential sites and make a recommendation to the city.   Continue the story
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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.


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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.

Useful to Usable

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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.

Weather Ready Nebraska

Weather Ready Farms

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.