“Rainmakers” inspires Weather Channel segment

Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivot Irrigation inspires a visit to Nebraska by production and film crews.

Film crews from The Weather Channel and HBO were in Nebraska in early August for productions dealing with current drought issues and possible links to global warming.

Ken Dewey of the University of Nebraska’s National Drought Mitigation Center shared a copy ofRainmakers_2
Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots with the producers from the Weather Channel. Producers were so inspired by the book, that they added a trip to Eugene and Ted Glock’s farm in Rising City, Nebraska, to film a special segment in front of a center pivot with resident climatologist, Heidi Cullen. It was a perfect moment with a state-of-the-art pivot gently sprinkling thirsty soybeans—the sound of rain in a cloudless sky.

Check out the inspirational book, Rainmakers, at the University of Nebraska Press.