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Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

July 27

Come discuss practices that are useful for your farm and that help water infiltrate into your soil. See no-till drilling, cover crops, and managed pasture systems that conserve soil and nutrients. Look inside a soil pit and see how in-field soil test are conducted.  Then enjoy burgers, plus seafood, caught by fisherman in the Gulf - whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone - we are seeking to help through our conservation practices. Hear…

Small Grains Conference

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

This day-long conference will cover a variety of topics about growing small grains and the benefits of an extended rotation. Nine breakout sessions throughout the day will include sessions on integrating animals with a small grains operation, marketing small grains, the agronomy behind successfully raising small grains and more. Lunch served and a reception will follow the conference. Registration fees: Registration is required for this conference – please register via this link or call (515) 232-5661, by Monday, July 23. This event is…

The Current Webinar: Understanding, Tracking and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can have serious repercussions for animal and human health. Their increasing presence has been linked to multiple events such as nutrient runoff, climate change, invasive species, and disturbed ecosystems. This webinar will look at what researchers are currently doing to predict when these blooms might occur; how these blooms are affecting inland waters and the Great Lakes; and how stakeholders and citizens are helping scientists track these harmful algal blooms. Featured speakers include: Kristen DeVanna Fussell,…

Indiana Water Summit

August 12 - August 13

An action-driven forum aimed at building widespread understanding about competing water needs, the status of Indiana’s water resources, and the best-practice planning strategies needed to guide Indiana’s water future. Interactive sessions, speakers, and panels will feature national, state, and regional experts across the full spectrum of water users, researchers, and policy makers. Register HERE for the Inaugural Water Summit today!

Mentoring Our Own Native Scientists Workshop

September 19 - September 21

You are invited to participate in an upcoming National Science Foundation funded workshop focused on Mentoring Our Own Native Scientists (MOONS). It will take place between Sept 19-21, 2018 at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.    The purpose of the workshop is to discuss solutions to the many challenges American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students face along the academic path toward advanced STEM degrees. This is important because it has been reported by the National Center…

38th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society

October 30 - November 2

The Ohio Lake Management and Indiana Lakes Management societies are excited to welcome NALMS to the Midwest’s “Queen City,” Cincinnati, Ohio. On the shores of the mighty Ohio, the river was impounded to serve modern navigation; those impoundments now function like a series of lakes. Cincinnati is also home to a burgeoning craft-brewery industry that is certain to be one focus for conference outings. With Thomas More College’s field station, active urban reservoir projects, and Environmental Protection Agency research facilities…

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

December 10 - December 14

he AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places you in the center of a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people…

North Central Region One Water Action Forum

December 11 - December 13

The North Central Region Water Network, Iowa Soybean Association, Soil and Water Conservation Society and US Water Alliance are teaming up for the North Central Region One Water Action Forum on December 11-13, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Forum will bring together researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy-makers  to advance more connected and cohesive approaches to water and watershed management  in the North Central Region.  Together, we will deepen the one water conversation, localize lessons learned by delegates and attendees of the…

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