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Session 2: Preparedness in Agriculture | March 23rd

Trends toward warmer, wetter, and more humid conditions provide challenges for agricultural field work, increased pressure from disease and pests, and reduce agricultural yields. 



Our presenter for this session was Dennis Todey, the Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, IA. 

The PowerPoint, information on Dennis, and the video are below.

Click below to access the PowerPoint presentation.


About Dennis Todey

Dennis Todey is the Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, Iowa. He is a native Iowan with his BS and PhD from Iowa State in Meteorology and Agricultural Meteorology. He has spent two stints in South Dakota, first completing his MS at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and most recently as Associate Professor and State Climatologist for South Dakota at South Dakota State University. He is well known regionally as a speaker and media source on various climate issues and is the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists.


Click below to watch the recording.

This work is made possible through support from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended to the Minnesota Legislature by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the West Central Initiative.

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