The USDA Midwest Regional Climate Hub, along with several partners, is hosting a training event titled “Climate Change and Midwest Agriculture: Impacts, Challenges, & Opportunities” on March 1-2 in Madison, WI.
This in-person, hands-on training will highlight resources for integrating information about climate variability and change into agricultural planning, management, and activities. Relevant information regarding the effects of a changing climate on agriculture, as well as actions supporting greenhouse mitigation and adaptation, will be presented. Further, training participants will test a new Adaptation Workbook and companion list of adaptation strategies and approaches that are being developed collaboratively by three USDA Regional Climate Hubs (Midwest, Northeast, and Northern Forests). Feedback from participants will be used to improve the tools currently in development, as well as inform future Hub activities in the Midwest.
Who should participate? This training is targeting professionals working with agricultural producers in the Midwest. This may include:
- NRCS resource/soil conservationists
- Cooperative extension professionals
- State & federal agency staff
- Soil & water conservation district staff
- Agricultural consultants
- Technical service providers
Due to the hands-on nature of this course, training registration will be limited to 40 participants. There is no registration fee for this event, which is funded by the USDA Climate Hubs, and some funding is available to USDA staff for travel expenses. Additional details about the event are attached and posted online at this link.