The Current

The Current is a speed networking webinar series for university professionals engaged in water-related extension and research. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring the seven part series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with four 10 minute project snapshots and 20 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction. Please join us. We promise your calendar won’t mind.

Next Webinars:
      • We the People: Social Science Applications in Water Resource ManagementAugust 20, 2-3 pm CDT
        • Richard Moore, The Ohio State University – Farmer and cheese factory engagement in small-scale nutrient trading
        • 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

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      • Soil Health: What Do We Know, What Can We Do? – September 17, 2-3 pm CT
        • Soil Health; definition, scope and challenges – Presenter TBD
        • 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
        • Salinity Management Through Tile Drainage Systems – Presenter TBD

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Upcoming Webinars:
  • Aquatic Invasive Species: Impacts and ResourcesOctober 15 · 2 pm CT
  • The 21st Century Extension Educator #1: When Should Educators Consider Collaborating Across States?November 19 · 2 pm CT
  • The 21st Century Extension Educator #2: Resources for Multi-State CollaborationDecember 17 · 2 pm CT

Past Webinars:
      • Decision Support Tools for Nutrient and Sediment Management - 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)
      • Managing Water Supply: Resources for Education, Engagement, and Research – 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