UNL & ISU Climatologists on Using Climate Data to Manage Risk
Improving our understanding of weather and climate can improve our management of production risk in agriculture. Further, state of the art seasonal forecasts can likely improve producer decision making.
On Wednesday Nebraska and Iowa climatologists gathered in Lincoln to speak on how to use weather and climate data to market crops and manage agricultural production risk. Three of the sessions are included here.
- Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University climatologist, on how to use weather and climate data to market your crop and manage production risk (including how data can keep you from making "coffee shop" risk management decisions).
- Al Dutcher, University of Nebraska Agricultural Climatologist on Nebraska trends in federal and state climate data.
- Tyler Williams, Extension Educator and Cropping Systems and Climate Resiliency Leader, on a number of UNL resources specific to Nebraska climate and ag production systems.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is unique among other states in that it hosts climate offices on the local, regional, and national levels:
- The Nebraska State Climate Office and the Nebraska Mesonet
- The High Plains Regional Climate Center
- The National Drought Mitigation Center and National Drought Monitor
Tune in to these videos to learn how to use climate data to fine-tune risk management on your farm.
Iowa State University Climatologist Elwynn Taylor
Al Dutcher, Associate State Climatologist and frequent CropWatch contributor
Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension Educator and Cropping Systems and Climate Resiliency Leader