Weather and climate patterns are a driving force behind the success or failure of Corn Belt cropping systems. Useful to Usable (U2U) was a multi-year, multi-university integrated research and extension project, funded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Its mission was to improve farm resilience and profitability in the North Central U.S. by transforming existing climate data into usable products for the agricultural community.
The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) was a partner in this effort and is proud to be a co-host of the project’s suite of decision-support tools.
The U2U project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is composed of a team of 50 faculty, staff and students from nine universities, who specialize in applied climatology, crop model