|Midwest Climate Hub|
USDA's Climate Hubs are a unique collaboration across the department's agencies. They are led by Agricultural Research Service and Forest Service Directors located at ten regional locations, with contributions from many other programs including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Risk Management Agency. The Climate Hubs link USDA research and program agencies in their regional delivery of timely and authoritative tools and information to agricultural producers and professionals.
Mission: The mission of the Climate Hubs is to develop and deliver science-based technologies, with USDA agencies and partners, to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making, and to provide access to assistance to implement those decisions. The Climate Hubs fulfill this mission via:
- Research and Science Information Synthesis
- Tool Development, Technology Exchange, and Implementation Assistance
- Stakeholder Education, Outreach, and Engagement
Here in the Midwest, the USDA Midwest Climate Hub develops region-specific information and technologies alongside USDA agencies, other federal agencies, university partners, and producers. These products are provided to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making specific to the impacts of climate change and weather extremes here in the Midwest. The networks and relationships fostered by the USDA Climate Hub have proven to be a great source of information for extension, producers, and our partners within the region. Our vision is to become the leader in guiding climate-informed decisions that will support sustainable agro-ecosystems in the Midwest.
The Midwest Climate Hub works to anticipate needs and provide solutions for its clientele. For more information on the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, please visit our website or contact the Midwest Climate Hub coordinator at Charlene.firstname.lastname@example.org
Enacting OneUSDA Since 2014
The USDA Climate Hubs were established in 2014 as an inter-agency effort. The Hubs were established to work at the intersection of science and application to help land managers and technical service providers make climate-informed decisions based on the latest data, and USDA research, an example of OneUSDA. OneUSDA is a call to action, an operating model, a reminder to all of us that we are part of one team, working together to provide the best service to our customers. The Climate Hubs recognize and exhibit how interconnected USDA agencies are and how the work of one team complements or informs the work of another.