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The new Illinois State Climatologist, Trent Ford, is on the job and he’s talking drought.

Hydroclimatologist Dr. Trent Ford is the current Illinois State Climatologist. A native of Roanoke, Illinois, Ford previously was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Resources at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact the State Climatologist’s office via email at statecli@isws.illinois.edu or via phone at  (217) 333-0729.