At the North Central Region Water Network, we are dedicated to enhancing connectivity and learning, sharing the latest Extension research and knowledge across the region, strengthening the resource base for Extension education, and coordinating initiatives with measurable short and long term impacts.

Over the last three years Network initiatives and other projects leveraging Network resources have generated over $5.4 million in additional funds for extension in the North Central Region. Join us on our journey to turn science into success!

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THE CURRENT WEBINAR SERIES

The Current Webinar Series is a speed networking series for professionals engaged in water-related Extension, research, and conservation activities. Each month, we highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming throughout the region. To date our webinars have featured over 100 educators and researchers and reached over 4,500 attendees.  LEARN MORE

Upcoming Webinar:

From Research and Innovation to Implementation: Examples of Conservation Finance in Action
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 2pm CT

While conservation finance is far from new, there is a wide array of emerging research and innovative models for aligning conservation practice implementation with market-based mechanisms. But how do we translate this research and innovation into implementation? Tune in to this month’s edition of The Current Webinar series as we explore three examples of conservation finance in practice – from incorporating conservation into ag leases to aggregating conservation drainage bids and public-private collaboration.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator and 4R Nutrient Management Specialist, Michigan State Extension
  • Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Iowa State University
  • Keegan Kult, Executive Director, Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition