This research will be done in partnership with the Extension team of the DAWN Project. DAWN is developing a "forecasting and risk analysis system to provide farmers and water managers across the Corn Belt with the most relevant and reliable information for farm-level decision-making." The Extension team advises DAWN's data support, educational programs, and stakeholder engagement. This project contributes to the Extension team's goal by assessing stakeholder needs and summarizing its findings for other team members.
Through literature review and document analysis, this project will identify, categorize, and summarize stakeholder science needs for agriculture forecasts in a changing climate. The goal is to assess needs that have already been shared and reduce the need to ask the same questions of the same people, which can lead to stakeholder fatigue. This research will lead to a summary document that can be a point of reference for other researchers asking similar questions.
This project is part of "A Dashboard for Water and Nutrients" (DAWN) and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant number: 2020-68012-31674.