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Wisconsin Nitrogen Science Summit

March 28, 2014

If the management of agricultural nitrogen interests you, please reserve March 28 for the Wisconsin Nitrogen Science Summit. This day-long event will feature speakers and topics that will address the knowns and unknowns of nitrogen management in Wisconsin’s environment. The focus will be on surface water and groundwater issues, but will also address atmospheric emissions of nitrogen. CALS is convening the in partnership with UW-Extension, Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin DATCP, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and others. The event will be held at the Ebling Symposium Center (Microbial Sciences Building) on the UW-Madison campus.


8:00 – 9:00am
Gathering, registration, coffee

9:00 – 9:10am
Welcome and overview. UW CALS Dean Dr. Kathryn VandenBosch

9:10 – 9:50am
Morning Keynote. The big picture: Nitrogen science, management, and policy – an historical and regional perspective. Dr. Gyles Randall, University of Minnesota, Professor Emeritus

9:50 -10:40am
Nitrogen in Wisconsin’s environment – surface water, groundwater, and air; status and relative sources of contribution. Dr. Dale Roberson, USGS; Dr. Matt Diebel, DNR; and other speakers

10:40 – 11:00am

11:00 – 11:30am
Nitrogen use and trade-offs on dairy farms – an illustration of complexity. Dr. Mark Powell, USDA Agricultural Research Service

11:30 – 12:00pm
Nitrogen in crop production – agronomics and economics. Dr. Carrie Laboski, UW-Madison

12:00 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Keynote. A multistate context for Nitrogen management. Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University

1:30 – 2:30pm
Agency policy and management priorities for Nitrogen. DNR, DATCP, NRCS, WLWCA, USEPA

2:30 – 2:50pm

2:50 – 3:20pm
Social dimensions of Nitrogen management – decision making by agricultural producers. multiple speakers

3:20 – 4:00pm
Management tools and unanswered questions. Dr. Matt Ruark, UW-Madison; Dr. Paul Mitchell, UW-Madison, Pat Murphy, NRCS

4:00 – 4:15pm
Wrap up, introduction to 2014-15 N roundtable series, and adjourn to Reception

4:15 – 5:45pm
Reception – Microbial Sciences Building Atrium

All sessions will take place in the Ebling Symposium Center
The summit will have a Wisconsin focus with regional relevance, including linkages to Gulf Hypoxia Task Force issues.

Full registration — $50
Late registration (after March 18) — $65
Student registration — $25*
*limited to the first 50 students, with some opportunities for complimentary attendance for student volunteers. If interested in volunteering contact Martha Martin at mlmartin3@wisc.edu


March 28, 2014
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Microbial Sciences Building Ebling Symposium Center
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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