The HAT Soil Health Podcast- What Historical Data on Climate and Weather Means for Indiana Farmers in the Future

“Farmers are excellent keepers of climate and weather data because their whole industry relies on the weather.”

Crops were challenged this past year with intense rains followed by long dry spells, and soil’s ability to hold water is one characteristic that will be important for farming in the future. Hans Schmitz, the lead agronomist for CCSI, and Austin Pearson, climatologist for the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, talk this episode about the effects of recent weather events, the differences between climate and weather, what the historical data shows, and what all that means for Indiana farmers.

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The HAT Soil Health Podcast is supported by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, a program of the Indiana Conservation Partnership. Find out more about their efforts and see a calendar of events at

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