The Current Webinar Series

The Current Webinar Series

Webinar 32
Next Generation Extension
Orginal date of October 11, 2017- Watch Now
  • Alan Pilkenton, Educational Media Coordinator, Michigan State University Extension Children and Youth Institute
  • Deb Weitzenkamp, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center

Webinar 31
Social Indicators in Watershed Outreach and Impact Assessment: Overview and Applications
Original date of September 13, 2017- Due to technical issues this webinar was not recorded.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Ken Genskow, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UW-Madison and Co-Director of the UW Environmental Resources Center: Social Indicators for Watershed Nonpoint Source Planning and Management
  • Richard Ingram, Associate Director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute: Using Social Indicators to Guide, Evaluate and Accelerate Implementation of State-level Nutrient Reduction Strategies

Webinar 30
Cover Crops for Healthy Soils, Water Quality, and Water Availability

Original date of August 9, 2017- Watch Now 

  • Eileen Kladivko, Professor of Agronomy and Extension Professional at Purdue University: Cover Crops to Improve Water Quality
  • Dean Baas, Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University: Cover Crops to Improve Water Quantity in Cropped Fields
  • Anna Morrow, Program Manager for the Midwest Cover Crops Council: Using the MCCC Cover Crop Selector Tool

Webinar 29
Promoting Natural and Healthy Shorelines for Protecting Lakes

Original date of June 21, 2017- Watch Now

  • Julia Kirkwood, Non-Point Source Grants Project Manager at MI Dept of Environmental Quality: The MI Natural Shoreline Partnership: Creating a Comprehensive Approach for Promoting Healthy Shoreline Management
  • Bindu Bhakti, Water Quality Educator at Michigan State University Extension Oakland County: The Importance of Natural Shorelines: Program Basics and Lessons Learned from Property Owner and Train-the-Trainer Programs
  • Patrick Goggin, UW-Extension Lake Specialist, and Pamela Toshner, Lake Biologist at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wisconsin’s Healthy Lakes Initiative and Best Management Practices for Lake-Friendly Living
Webinar 28
Nitrogen Management in Tile Drained Landscapes
Original date of April 19, 2017– Watch Now
  • Laura Christianson, University of Illinois: Choose Your Own Adventure: New Materials Describe Ten Conservation Drainage Practices
  • Jane Frankenburger, Purdue University: Transforming Drainage Through a Collaborative Research, Extension, and Stakeholder Network
  • Chris Hay, Iowa Soybean Association: Advancing Conservation Drainage in Iowa
 
Webinar 26
Managing Onsite Septic Systems: Research and Outreach 
Original date of March 15, 2017– Watch Now
  • Dave Gustafson, University of Minnesota. Presentation: Minnesota’s Perspective on Connecting System Owners to System Performance
  • Steve Safferman, Michigan State University. Presentation: Phosphorous in Onsite Wastewater: Pollutant to Resource

Webinar 25
Communicating Conservation
Original date of February 15, 2017– Watch Now

  • Kristin Runge, UW-Extension, Muddying the Water: How Frames Affect Our Perceptions of Science Issues
  • Michael Dahlstrom, Associate director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communicating at Iowa State University

Webinar 24
Aquatic Invasive Species
Original date of January 18, 2017– Watch Now

  • Tim Cambell, aquatic invasive species outreach specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW Sea Grant, and the Wisconsin DNR
  • Paul Skawinski and Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin-Extension: Wisconsin’s Citizen Monitoring program for aquatic invasive species, and Clean Boats, Clean Waters
  • Jo Latimore, Michigan State University: Michigan’s Citizen Monitoring program for aquatic invasive species
  • Eleanor Burkett, University of Minnesota Extension: Minnesota’s new AIS Detector Program

Webinar 23
Land Use of Riparian Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains: Resources for Extension and Adult Education
Original date of November 16, 2016– Watch Now

  • Mary Berg, North Dakota State University; Presentation Title: Land Use of Riparian Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains: Empowering our Educators
  • Melissa Wuellner, South Dakota State University; Presentation Title: The Basics of Land Use Change and Riparian Management for Extension Professionals
  • Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Presentation Title: Nutrient and Manure Management: Activities to Enhance the Learning Experience

Webinar 22
The Extension Disaster Education Network 101 and Considerations for Partnering with EDEN
Original date of October 19, 2016– Watch Now

  • Steve Cain, Purdue Extension Disaster Communication Specialist and the Indiana Point of Contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Webinar 21
Planning for the Future of a Watershed: Lessons from Yahara 2070
Original date of September 21, 2016 – Watch Now

  • Christopher Kucharik, Professor, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and Global Change
  • Eric Booth, Assistant Research Scientist in Ecohydrology, Departments of Agronomy and Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Jenny Seifert, Science Writer/Outreach Coordinator, UW-Madison Water Sustainability and Climate Project

Webinar 20
A Look at Irrigation Policy and Technology Through the Rear View Mirror: The Kansas Experience
Original date of August 17, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Danny H. Rogers: Kansas State University Research and Extension, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Webinar 19
Extension Programs for Youth Environmental and STEM Education
Original date of June 15, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Brandon Schroeder, Sea Grant Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension: Water Stewardship through Place-Based Education
  • Justin Hougham, Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension: STEM and Water Education
  • Kelly Feehan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension Educator in Horticulture, Stormwater Sleuth and Running Rain Youth Education Resources

Webinar 18
Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management
Original date of May 18, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Anne Baird and Joe Bonnell, The Ohio State University, Professional Development Needs of Water Resource Managers: Core Competencies
  • Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University and Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University, Perspective from four Watershed Academy Programs on Training Water Resource Professionals
  • Ann Lewandowski, University of Minnesota, Professional Training Methods: The Role of Online Learning

Webinar 17
Developing a Land-grant Institution Soil Health Network in the North Central Region
Original date of April 20, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University – Iowa Soil Health Conference: Lessons learned on hosting a soil health conference
  • Walt Sell, Purdue University and Lisa Holscher – Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI): How Extension, SWCD, ISDA and NRCS work together for soil health programming
  • Paul Gross, Michigan State University – North Central Region Soil Health Group: Building a soil health network across state lines

Webinar 16
Innovative Approaches to Manure Management
Original date of February 17, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Jeffrey Jacquet, Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University,
    The Pathways for Information Transfer Among Manure Nutrient Management Professionals
  • Mary Wicks, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University,
    Evolution of the Manure Expo for Manure Nutrient Management Education
  • Shelby Burlew, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

Webinar 15
Systems Approaches in Water and Nutrient Management Education
Original date of January 20, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Anne Baird, Program Director, The Ohio State University, Mentoring for Early Career Extension Educators: A Systems Approach to Nutrient Management
  • Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater, ThinkWater: Integrating Systems Thinking into Water Education, Extension and Research

Webinar 14
Innovations in Stormwater Management
Original date of November 18, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Shahram Missaghi, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy, University of Minnesota Extension, Innovations in Stormwater
  • Eleanor Burkett, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Katie Pekarek, Extension Educator, Water Quality, University of Nebraska-LincolnWebinar 13

Webinar 13
Farmer Leadership in Watershed Management
Original date of October 21, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Lois Wright-Morton, Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University, Watershed Groups as Catalysts: Intersection of Science and Values
  • Julia Olmstead, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Early Insights from Wisconsin’s Farmer-led Watershed Councils
  • Todd Sutphin, Operations Manager, Iowa Soybean Association, Watershed Planning: A Farmer-led Perspective

Webinar 12
Citizen Water Quality Monitoring
Original date of September 16, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Matt Young, Illinois RiverWatch Coordinator, Overview of Citizen Monitoring
  • Peggy Doty, Illinois Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
  • Ilana Haimes, UW-Extension Program Assistant, Making the Connection Between Citizen Monitoring and Nutrient Related Water Quality Outreach

Webinar 11
Agricultural Irrigation Management
Original date of August 19, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Joshua Stamper, Irrigation Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, Validating Variable Rate Irrigation Prescriptions
  • John Panuska, Natural Resource and Bio Environmental Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Becky Larson, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Irrigation Activities in Wisconsin
  • Joshua Stamper, Irrigation Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, Outcomes from Irrigation Capacity Building Workshop for Irrigation Professionals in the North Central Region 

Webinar 10
Harmful Algal Blooms
Original date of July 15, 2015 – Watch Now

  • Chris Winslow, Interim Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program: Harmful Algal Blooms: What are they? Where do they come from? What are we doing in HAB research? 
  • Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University Extension: OSU Nutrient Management Outreach Education Programs Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
  • Sonia Joseph Joshi, Center for Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: NOAA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products

Webinar 9
Application of Cover Crops in the Midwestern U.S.
Original date of June 17, 2015 –  Watch Now

  • Dr. Dean Baas, Senior Research Associate, Michigan State University Extension: The Midwest Cover Crops Council – A regional collaboration that works
  • Dr. Tom Kaspar, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Effect of cover crops on nitrogen in tile drainage
  • Dr. Matt Ruark, Assistant Professor and Extension Soil Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Cover crops after fall manure application

Webinar 8
Managing Agricultural Drainage Water
Original date of May 13, 2015 – Watch Now 

  • Jane Frankenberger, Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering Purdue University: “Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes”
  • Chris Hay, Assistant Professor and Extension Water Management Engineer in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University:“Managed/Controlled Drainage for Production and Environment”
  • Richard Cooke, Associate Professor Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Incorporating Uncertainty into Bioreactor Design”

Webinar 7
Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit
Original date of April 15, 2015 –  Watch Now

  • Kristine Tidgren, Staff Attorney for Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, will offer a legal analysis of issues surrounding the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and discuss implications for agriculture and water resource management.

Webinar 6
Educating the Next Generation of Water Leaders
Original date of February 18, 2015 – Watch Now 

  • Elizabeth Juchems, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach –Water Rocks!: Making a Splash with Youth Water Education
  • Kate Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Extension – ThinkWater, The Next Big Thing in Water (Thinking) Just Got Bigger!
  • Catherine Techtmann, University of Wisconsin-Extension –G-WOW: Gikinoo’wizhiwe Onji Waaban(Guiding for Tomorrow) Changing Climate, Changing Culture – A Model and Tools for Increasing Climate Change Literacy

Webinar 5
Aquatic Invasive Species: Impacts and Resources
Original date of October 15, 2014 – Watch Now

  • Peter W. Sorensen, Professor Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota – Carp Control and the Judas Fish Technique
  • Ashley Baldridge, Research Benthic Ecologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ann Arbor – Relative Impacts of Climate Change and Dreissenid Mussels on Lake Michigan Zooplankton
  • Patrice M. Charlebois, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey, Chicago Botanic Garden – Using Science and Outreach to Prevent Invasions from the Organisms in Trade Pathway
  • Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Sea Grant – Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! in Your Neck of the Woods

Webinar 4
Soil Health: What Do We Know, What Can We Do?
Original date of September 17, 2014 – Watch Now

  • Naeem Kalwar, North Dakota State University – Soil Salinity and Sodicity Impacts to Soil Health
  • Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University – Soil Erosion and its Effects on Soil Health
  • Chris Augustin, North Dakota State University – Cover Crops for Healthy Soils
  • Kevin Erb, UW-Extension and Christina Curell, Michigan State University – Soil Health: Making Agriculture more resilient in an era of Climate Variability

Webinar 3
We the People: Social Science Applications in Water Resource Management
Original date of August 20, 2014  –  Watch Now

  • Richard Moore, The Ohio State University – Community-based Water Quality Trading: Lessons from Ohio
  • Ken Genskow, UW-Madison – Social Indicators Data Management and Analysis (SIDMA): A tool for using social indicators with watershed planning and management
  • Linda Prokopy, Purdue – Climate Change and Water: Farmers’ and Advisors’ Perspectives
  • Tonya Haigh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – National Drought Mitigation Center: Planning and Social Science Resources — http://drought.unl.edu

Webinar 2
Decision Support Tools for Nutrient and Sediment Management
Original date of May 27, 2014  – Watch Now

  • Laura Ward Good, University of Wisconsin and Richard Halopka, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Wisconsin’s Runoff Advisory System: Reducing the Risks in Manure Management (4:47)
  • Chad Hart, Iowa State University – U2U: Considering Climate Data in Agricultural Decisions (17:42)
  • Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Ohio State University – Enhanced Ditch Design Spreadsheet: Design and Decision Support Tool for Alternative Agricultural Drainage Ditch Designs (29:45)
  • Rick Cruse, Iowa State University – Iowa Daily Erosion Project: Estimating Soil Erosion on a Daily Basis (47:15)

Webinar 1
Managing Water Supply: Resources for Education, Engagement, and Research
Original date of April 2, 2014  – Watch Now

  • Richard Klemme, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Introduction to the North Central Region Water Network
  • Gary Zoubek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension – The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network: Improving Water Use Efficiency
  • Margaret Schneemann, University of IL-Extension – Water Supply Planning and Programming in Northeastern Illinois
  • David Lusch, Michigan State University – Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment Program: An Environmental Flows Approach to Large-Volume Withdrawal Management