Educational Materials

Below are useful resources you can explore for your own personal use or integrate into your current programming. Explore:

MSU Extension Climate and Agriculture 

Agriculture and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt fact sheet series

Climate Change and Forestry Resources

Forests are naturally dynamic ecosystems that constantly change.  Humans exert multiple additional pressures on forests through management, introduction of exotic species, contributing to high deer populations, parcelization and fragmentation, benign neglect, and the loss of forest industry, as well as climate change.   These factors, and others, are interdependent and affect different forests in different ways.  Changing climate patterns will undoubtedly contribute to shifts in forest composition, structure, and function.  However, climate change probably will not be among the major change factors for the next couple of decades.  Forest ecosystems underlie much of the rural Michigan economy and support one of the largest state manufacturing sectors.  A wide range of ecosystems services (e.g. water, habitat, soil development, etc.) are heavily forest dependent. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP) Climate Science Initiative

Additional Research-based Climate Resources:

Presentations and reports from MSU faculty and staff

Informational Videos