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.

In the last two years Network Initiatives reported receiving over 1,707,739 in additional funds for their projects – that’s a success rate of 49%.

Join us on our journey to turn science into success!

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Talk Climate Institute

March 25 - March 26
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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

Most Recent Webinar:

Soil Heath and Water Quality
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2-3pm CT

The benefits of soil health best management practices on farm resiliency and plant and ecosystem health is well known. Less well known is the connection between soil health and water quality. March’s edition of The Current featured the latest research from across the region on the connection between cover crops, tile drainage and tillage timing on nutrient and sediment runoff.

Featured Speakers:

  • Nathan Nelson, Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University: “Using Cover Crops and Fertilizer Management to Reduce Sediment and Phosphorus Loss” 
  • Steven Safferman, Associate Professor at the Department of Biosystems and
    Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University: “Absorption of Soluble Phosphorus in Tile Drainage”
  • Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Do soil conservation practices lead to soil health and water quality improvements?”