Inside the BARN with Dannele Peck, NEW Director of the Northern Plains Regional Climate Hub…
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 6, 2016 – On Feb 5th, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the 1st-ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the nation, and one of the seven is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is the NEW Director of the Northern Plains Regional Climate Hib Dannele Peck. Within the interview you’ll learn…
- Dannele Peck’s Background & Expertise
- What are the USDA Climate Hubs?
- What is the role of the USDA Northern Plains Regional Climate Hub?
- USDA Partnerships and Outside Organizations
- Research Projects
- Upcoming Workshops
- & MORE
To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below…
BONUS INFORMATION FROM NPRCH Director Peck:
The NOAA Western Water Assessment put together especially for the Northern Plains Hub and our producers. It’s called the “Rocky Mountains – High Plains Climate Dashboard,” which provides the most relevant short-term and longer-term weather forecasts (temps, precip, drought, reservoir levels) all in a single place: http://wwa.colorado.edu/climate/dashboard2.html. Folks can go see for themselves that 1-3 month forecasts for Colorado are calling for a warmer December to February, with just normal precip, which means our soils could dry out even more between now and Feb. So it makes sense that the Drought Monitor is calling for continued drought in the eastern half of Colorado through at least February. I think it’s a great resource—one I’d like more people to be aware of.
-Dannele Peck, Director of the Northern Plains Regional Climate Hub
Northern Plains Hub’s purpose is to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information, management/conservation strategies, and decision tools to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners that will help them to adapt to weather variability and changing climatic conditions. CLICK HERE to learn more or follow the Northern Plains Hub on Facebook or Twitter or check out their YouTube Channel for even more information.