Climate Extension


Bathke selected to serve as interim state climatologist

12/6/2023 – Deborah Bathke has been named interim state climatologist in the Nebraska State Climate Office by Larkin Powell, director of the University of Nebraska–Lincon’s School of Natural Resources.   Continue the story
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CliGrow software provides practical climate data to ag producers

7/18/2023 – A recently released app called CliGrow, developed by the High Plains Regional Climate Center, helps producers estimate crop maturity using a field’s historical climate data.   Continue the story
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Faculty Spotlight: Ruben Behnke

6/15/2023 – Meet Ruben Behnke, a climatologist specializing in the practical application of meteorological data that is now the new manager of the Nebraska Mesonet.   Continue the story
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Other Related Resources


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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.