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2018 Conservation Tillage Conference

December 18 - December 19

Roll up your sleeves for some practical, hands-on information for improving your soil's health.  Reducing tillage and incorporating cover crops has been shown to build a resilient soil, which can buffer the crop from the weather extremes reducing the risk of yield loss. This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science. Straight from the fields, learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. Hear from long-time no-till and reduced tillage farmers as they share their experiences, so…

Highlights from the Fourth National Climate Assessment

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month's webinar from the North Central Climate Collaborative will feature Martha Shulski, Director, Nebraska State Climate Office, as she discusses the recently released National Climate Assessment. Martha was one of the Contributing Authors on the Northern Great Plains chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which was recently released on November 23rd. Martha serves as the State Climatologist for Nebraska and is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The Nebraska State…

Webinar on Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands: How Do We Reverse the Trends to Achieve Net Habitat Gain?

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the International Joint Commission’s Water Quality Board Emerging Issues Work Group and the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly to discuss the challenges and opportunities to achieving net habitat gain for Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Brief presentations will focus on the status and need to assess coastal wetlands, how to advance practices that enhance and expand them, and pilot efforts to set and track ecological targets. We also look forward to hearing your views on what actions are needed to reverse…

North Central U.S. Monthly Climate and Drought Summary and Outlook

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

Justin Glisan (Iowa State Climatologist) will be presenting the latest climate summary information along with recent and potential impacts and outlooks.  In this month's presentation the attention will be on the winter and perhaps a quick glimpse of the spring.  We will also address the status of the El Nino and implications. The focus area for the Webinar is the north-central region of the U.S. (from the Rockies to the Great Lakes).  At the end of the presentation we will…

National Corn Growers Association Soil Health Summit

January 15, 2019 - January 16, 2019

The Soil Health Summit is a one-of-a-kind event, uniting U.S. farmers, agronomists, environmental groups, consumer companies and other partners like never before. Proudly hosted by the Soil Health Partnership, the Summit fosters making soil health research relevant to operational success, and facilitates discussion on the adoption of data-driven practices such as cover crops, reduced tillage and nutrient management on farms. Open to the public for the first time in 2019, the Summit is THE place to learn the latest in data surrounding…

Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference

January 15, 2019 - January 17, 2019

This conference features key note speaker Paul Douglas, Minnesota’s first American Meteorology Society (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, with a 40-year on-air career in television, radio, print and online. He will discuss "A Rapidly Changing Climate: Threat – and Opportunity." The conference will also include exhibits and break out sessions covering topics such as floods, climate change, updates on the river basin, and water quality.

Cultivating Connections- Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference

January 17, 2019 - January 19, 2019

At Practical Farmers’ 2019 annual conference, Cultivating Connections, you’ll have a chance to reconnect with old friends, cultivate new relationships and learn from a community that believes in sharing knowledge to benefit everyone. This year’s conference will focus on how to cultivate connections that nurture a purposeful path. Learn how to cultivate a healthy soil that will improve productivity and increase ecosystem services. Look to your past to make strides toward your vision for your farmland legacy. Hear how to…

Introduction to Lakes Online Course

January 22, 2019

Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners, and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and Michigan State University Extension experts. Through this convenient format, participants increase their knowledge and understanding of the following topics: Lake ecology…

Watershed Specialist Training

January 22, 2019

The Minnesota Watershed Specialist Training is designed to help staff from SWCDs, WDs, tribes, counties, and cities strengthen their ability to protect water resources. It is entirely online so you save travel costs and interact with professionals from around the state. The course is online, interactive, and 14 weeks long (January 22-May 5). Six to eight hours of work is required each week. No travel is needed, and yet you learn from colleagues around the state and from topic experts.…

2019 South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Soil Health Conference & Annual Meeting

January 22, 2019 - January 23, 2019

The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) invites you to be a part of our upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference, which will include sessions and activities January 22nd-23rd. Attendance at last year’s convention brought 450 persons representing a combination of agricultural producers, environmentalists, industry, government personnel, students, and land owners. The SDSHC proudly announces keynote speakers Dwayne Beck, Allen Williams and Keith Berns for this event. The conference will also provide an evening session by Keith Berns on Tuesday the 22nd…

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