Tag: climate

i-Three Issue Corps: No-till as an Adaptation to Weather Variability

The Northern Plains region is not a stranger to extreme weather and too much rain or too little rain is often a problem when managing crop land. In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains and thousands of miles away from any ocean, the Northern Plains can have some of the most extreme weather in North […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Climate Literacy for Youth

Climate Literacy for Youth is a collaborative effort between Auburn University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to extend online learning for youth on the topic of climate science. Through an ongoing USDA NIFA grant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has developed an online learning module focused on climate science for youth audiences. In partnership with the […]

i-Three Issue Corps: Ag Adaption to Variable Weather

Project Progress Our I-Three Corps project is on schedule, YEAH!!! Our team, six members from three states, have been diligently working on the project and nearing completion.  To date, our team has finalized the evaluation method and questions for the project, identified two producers (Montana and Nebraska) and two citizen scientists (Montana) to interview and […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Working Smarter With Concept Mapping

Being selected to be part of the i-Three Issues Corps brought some trepidation. How would we be innovative? How would our project show impact? Fortunately, thanks to the i-Three Corps leadership, we learned new tools and strategies to tackle the challenges we face as extensionists. One example that really moved our project team forward was […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Citizen Science: Capturing Variability of Precipitation

Agriculture producers rely on the weather to bring them a good year for their livestock and crops.  However, as we all know, the weather can be a puzzle.  Precipitation is an important part of this puzzle and unfortunately can be very unpredictable in certain communities. Having a good sense of the precipitation within their community […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Bringing Climate to the County

As an Extension Educator in Gibson County, which lies in Southwestern Indiana, I take seriously the mission to extend Land-Grant University research to the public. Over the course of Extension’s history, the system has become excellent at promoting and extending traditional programming, whether agricultural economics to farmers or canning demonstrations to eager homemakers. Today, there are […]

What a Ride!!! Putting professional development and innovation to work

If it seems like I’m short of breath it’s because for the last three months I’ve been running a “Summer Sprint” (if you know me you’re laughing right now).  So named and led by Chris Geith, eXtension’s new CEO, the eXtension team, Board of Directors, and innovation partners nationwide who have been swiftly reimagining Cooperative […]