The Current

The Current is a speed networking webinar series for professionals engaged in water-related extension, research, and conservation activities. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring this series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with three 10-minute project snapshots and 30 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction.

Upcoming Webinar:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2PM CDT: Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality

  • Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Donna Brandt, Research Specialist Lead, Soil Health Assessment Center, University of Missouri

Most Recent Webinar: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2PM CDT: Wetland Values for Water Management
Mark your calender’s for Wednesday May 9th when we hear from wetland experts across the region as they overview the impact agricultural activities have on wetland flora and fauna and the value of wetlands in agricultural landscapes.

  • Larry Cihacek, Professor of Soil Science, North Dakota State University: “Biogeochemical differences in disturbed and undisturbed wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region”
  • Jake Kerby, Associate Professor of Biology, University of South Dakota: “Investigating the impacts of agricultural tile drainage systems on wetland flora and fauna”
  • Mike Monfils, Conservation Scientist, Michigan State University: “Ongoing Research to Inform the Conservation of Wetland Birds in the Great Lakes Region”

For more information on all our past webinars visit our webinar archive page.