MRCC Vegetation Impact Program


Upcoming VIP Events & Announcements

AMS Logo June 10-13, 2014
"A Community Frost/Freeze Susceptibility Operational Guidance Tool" has been accepted for presentation at the American Meteorological Society's 21st Conference on Applied Climatology, which is being held in Westminster, Colorado. "Guidance for Freeze Warnings: Mapping Potential Freeze Susceptibility versus Forecast Freezing Temperatures" will also be presented as a poster at the conference.
National Association of County Ag Agents  July 20-24, 2014
National Association of County Agricultural Agents 99th Annual Meeting
, Mobile, AL. Molly Woloszyn will attend the upcoming NACAA annual meeting in July to present information about the Vegetation Impact Program, specifically the Frost/Freeze Guidance Project. Molly will also show the products and tools that are available through the MRCC and VIP to agricultural Extension agents from across the country.


Past Events

April 2014 Molly Woloszyn and Mike Timlin presented about VIP and the Frost/Freeze Guidance project at two Purdue Extension In-Service Climate Trainings in Hendricks and Marshall counties.
March 2014 Frost/Freeze Guidance training webinar is available in the VIP Training Area.
February 2014 Mike Timlin presented "A Community Frost/Freeze Susceptibility Operational Guidance Tool" at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
January 2014 Beth Hall presented "MRCC Operational Freeze Guidance Products and Climatologies" to the Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days Workshop in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
December 2013 The MRCC met with blueberry growers during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO.
  Beth Hall presented "A Community Frost/Freeze Susceptibility Operational Guidance Tool" at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting held in San Francisco.
October 2013: Allan Curtis presented work related to the VIP project at the National Weather Association (NWA) 38th Annual Meeting.
September, 2013 Frost/Freeze Guidance Training Webinars