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Useful – to – Useable (U2U) Tools -- Utilizing Climate Information in Decision Making for Agriculture

Feb 10, 2016, 9:00am - 10:00am
Fisher Auditorium, OARDC Campus

Dr. Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist, will present "Useful – to – Useable (U2U) Tools -- Utilizing Climate Information in Decision Making for Agriculture" in Fisher Auditorium. 

This seminar will introduce tools developed as part of the USDA-AFRI Useful to Usable Project (U2U) in collaboration with the USDA-NIFA, Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project: Climate Change, Mitigation, and Adaptation in Corn-based Cropping Systems. The tools were developed to provide people in the ag industry including producers, advisers and extension with tools to access and utilize climate information in decision-making for agriculture.  These tools have included the very popular GDD Model, Climate Patterns Viewer and the new Split-N Tool. The seminar will introduce the tools and show how to make some decisions from them.  Attendees are encouraged to bring an electronic device and work along with the tools during the session.
Dr. Dennis Todey has been the state climatologist for South Dakota since 2003. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University working with SDSU extension and the South Dakota ag experiment station. He is a frequent speaker on long range outlooks, climate trends and general climate, variability and change information. He is the current past-president of the American Association of State Climatologists.
Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Please RSVP to Deana Hudgins at or (330) 202-3536, by February 3, 2016 if you plan to attend.
More information about the U2U tools can be found at and information about the Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project can be found at