The USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) region includes 6 states: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. NPCH Coordinator, Windy Kelley, will provide an overview of the Hub’s working partnerships with Cooperative Extension at the 1862 land grant universities throughout the region. These partnerships include several from-the-field Extension, Outreach, and Engagement efforts, which will be highlighted during the webinar. They range from K – 5 education to focus groups with agricultural producers to explore different climate scenarios, associated impacts, and potential adaptations.
Our presenter, Windy Kelley, wears two hats working for the University of Wyoming Extension as the Weather Variability and Agricultural Resiliency Specialist, and the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub Regional Extension Program Coordinator. Windy was an Extension Rangeland Educator working throughout five counties in western Wyoming prior to her current position. She has also worked for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture in the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline interagency offices.