Farmer Perspectives on Agriculture and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas (PDF download)
Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Chapter 18: Midwest (PDF download)
2014 National Climate Assessment Report (link to downloads page)
Corn is one of the key world food commodities, just behind rice. Severe weather events associated with climate change are forecast to increase in number and intensity. These are predicted to increase nutrient runoff and have the potential to decrease corn crop yields.
This webinar will focus on:
- climate predictions for the Midwest
- research findings from the USDA grant “Climate change, mitigation, and adaptation in corn based cropping systems,” a $20 million grant focused on ensuring food stability
- impacts for Lake Erie
Richard Moore is Professor and Executive Director of the Environmental Sciences Network and Associate Director of the Office for Energy and the Environment at The Ohio State University. He is on the executive committee for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment, as well as the Lead PI for the Ohio State part of the USDA $20 million grant “Climate change, mitigation, and adaptation in corn-based cropping systems.” He also participated in the Kuwait Conference on climate change that focused on the effects of climate change in north Africa and west Asia in 2011.
Professor Dennis Todey is the South Dakota State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Specialist. He is Past-President American Association of State Climatologists and has a background in climatology, meteorology and agricultural meteorology. He is a co-pi on the USDA corn and climate grant.