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NDMC works across the U.S. and around the world with physical and social science researchers, policymakers, agricultural producers and other stakeholders addressing topics related to drought monitoring, mitigation, planning and policy. Here are some of the places where we’ll be working in the days and weeks ahead:

Missouri Specialty Crop Growers Meeting

Location: Columbia, MO

Date(s): February 27, 2019

Tonya Haigh and Nicole Wall attend a meeting of the Missouri Specialty Crop Growers on Feb. 27, in Columbia, Missouri. "Drought Information Needs of Missouri Specialty Crop Growers" is a research project intended to improve drought early warning information and provide a seasonal drought outlook for specialty crop growers. Participants in the project will receive $100 for attending the full discussion and are asked to provide feedback on how new drought information could help prepare for drought. Register by Feb. 27. To register, contact Tim Baker of University of Missouri Extension at BakerT@missouri.edu or 660-663-3232. Questions about the research can be directed to Tonya Haigh with the National Drought Mitigation Center at thaigh2@unl.edu or 402-472-6781.

Wisconsin Specialty Crop Growers Meeting

Location: Hancock, WI

Date(s): March 6, 2019

Tonya Haigh and Nicole Wall attend a meeting of the Wisconsin Specialty Crop Growers on March 6 in Hancock, Wisconsin. Drought Information Needs of Wisconsin Specialty Crop Growers is a research project intended to improve drought early warning information and provide a seasonal drought outlook for specialty crop growers. Participants in the project will receive $100 for attending the full discussion and are asked to provide feedback on how new drought information could help prepare for drought. Register by Feb. 11. To register, contact Ken Schroeder, Portage County University of Wisconsin Extension, at ken.schroeder@uwex.edu or 715-346-1316. Questions about the research can be directed to Tonya Haigh with the National Drought Mitigation Center at thaigh2@unl.edu or 402-472-6781.

Monitoring and Reporting Drought in Arizona

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Date(s): March 6, 2019

Monitoring and Reporting Drought in Arizona is a workshop on March 6 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to learn about the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought tools and resources, increasing coverage of ground-measured precipitation date in Arizona and additional opportunities and technologies for drought impact reporting. Experts from the National Drought Mitigation Center, the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee, NOAA and the USDA will be at the one-day workshop. Brian Fuchs is attending from the NDMC. Register and learn more at: bit.ly/2Fwbrfj

2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Date(s): March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum has been postponed until a later date. See the link above for more information.

American Planning Association National Conference

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date(s): April 15, 2019

Cody Knutson, social scientist and NDMC Drought Planning coordinator, will co-present "Planning for Drought and Cascading Hazards," a session reporting on a drought-related survey of planners, a drought planning summit, and on drought and cascading hazards such as wildfire and mudslides. This is part of an APA-led project funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Learn more: https://www.planning.org/events/activity/9165478/

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