Stakeholder Climate Data Needs Assessment

Project Summary

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.

Map showing the states that are part of the U.S. Corn Belt
Map of the states that are considered part of the U.S. Corn Belt (Mourtzinis, et al. 2016)

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.

 

Project Team

Suzi Clark

Suzi Clark
PostDoctoral Associate 

Heidi Roop

Heidi Roop
Director 

Melissa Kenney

Melissa Kenney 
Director of Research & Knowledge Initiatives,
University of Minnesota
Institute on the Environment

Felix Wolfinger

Felix Wolfinger
Research Scientist
University of Minnesota 

 

Heidi Ries

Heidi Ries
Policy Analyst, Energy Transitions
University of Minnesota
Institute on the Environment

Support

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.

References

Mourtzinis, S., Gaspar, A.P., Naeve, S.L., Conley, S.P. 2017. "Planting Date, Maturity, and Temperature Effects on Soybean Seed Yield and Composition" Crop Ecology and Physiology, 109. doi: https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2017.05.0247