SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Livestock producers and agribusiness professionals are invited to a webinar discussing climate and weather predictions for the 2021 growing season. The webinar, set for Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon-1 p.m., features Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture's Climate Hub in Ames.

Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said Todey will bring accurate and important information for those who work with livestock and crop production agriculture.

“Dennis Todey is known nationally for his knowledge and experience in weather forecasting and comes with distinction as the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists,” Doran said. “This is a timely presentation, given that currently more than half of Iowa is experiencing drought conditions ranging from abnormally dry to severe drought.”

The webinar is offered by the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team as part of its monthly webinar series. Anyone interested in learning about the weather predictions for 2021 can attend the webinar at Use this link to connect directly to the webinar on Jan. 20 at at the noon start time.

No preregistration is required and there is no fee to attend.

For more information, contact Fred Hall, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist in northwest Iowa, by email at or Doran by email at Both may also be reached at 712-737-4230.

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