Adapting agriculture practices in a changing climate

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12 Feb 2024

News, Agriculture, Education, Economic Development, Community

A multitude of people gathered at the Community Center in Bowlus, Jan. 17, for the annual Upper Mississippi Irrigators Association and Minnesota Corn Growers Association meeting.

As part of the meeting, Dr. Mark Seeley, a retired emeritus professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of Minnesota,  spoke about Central Minnesota farming practices in a changing climate.

“Minnesota has a measured climate history. We have climate measurements in the state that actually go back to pre-statehood things when Smithsonian Institution back in Washington, D.C. started an observational network in the 1850s,” he said. “In so doing, they placed some climate stations and observers in the territory of Minnesota and later, the State of Minnesota.”

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