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Green Lakes Blue Waters Conference

November 19 - November 20

The way we farm can be the solution to big challenges – climate, water, wildlife, vibrant rural communities. Attendees at our previous GLBW conference dug deep into robust discussions, highlighting major barriers to increasing CLC across the agricultural landscape: markets and economic drivers, policy, research and information gaps, systems factors, and the most mentioned hurdle: mindset and message — human inertia stuck in the status quo. Farming now faces new norms with chaotic weather, economic uncertainty, social divisions, and increasing…

Midwest DEWS Regional Partner Meeting

November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 12:00 pm

Please join NOAA for the 2019 Midwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Regional Partner Meeting, which will bring together federal, state, tribal, local, academic, and other partners from across multiple sectors in the Midwest to share and explore information and ideas that advance drought early warning and preparedness in this 8-state region. Workshop goals: To provide partners in the Midwest region an opportunity to network and learn from one another on the topic of drought early warning and preparedness. To…

Discovery Farms Summit

January 7, 2020 - January 8, 2020

The Discovery Farms Summit will bring together participants, partners, sponsors and highlight the successes and experiences of the programs.  If you are looking for on-farm water quality data, this summit is the place for you. Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota have a combined 250+ site years of data to share from edge-of-field surface runoff and tile monitoring on agricultural fields of all varieties. Attendees will come away with practical on-farm management solutions developed from credible research that protect…

Discovery Farms Summit

January 7, 2020 - January 8, 2020

The first-ever Discovery Farms Summit will bring together participants, partners, sponsors and highlight the successes and experiences from the programs. If you are looking for on-farm water quality data, this summit is the place for you. Discovery Farms Programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota have a combined 250+ site years of data to share from edge-of-field surface runoff and tile monitoring on agricultural fields of all varieties. Whether you are a farmer, researcher, crop consultant, agency professional, educator or someone interested…

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting

February 11, 2020 - February 12, 2020

Draft Agenda February 11th – MCCC Annual Business Meeting; MCCC State, Province, and Partner Reports, open to the public February 12th – MCCC Annual Conference (proposed presentations, subject to change) Welcome and Opening Remarks at 8:30am Keynote: Selecting and Managing Cover Crops, by Paul Jasa Concurrent sessions Crop Production Livestock and Grazing Environmental and Economics Missouri Strip Trial Results with Cover Crops, Greg Luce, UMC Cover crops & soil health as a driver of flexibility and profitability, Shawn Tiffany, Tiffany…

Wetland Science Conference

February 18, 2020 - February 20, 2020

Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to: Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program; Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques; Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning; Discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues; Look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest. The 2-day conference, which annually draws upwards of 300 attendees,…

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference

April 28, 2020 - April 30, 2020

INFRASTRUCTURE – the pipes, pumps, wires, and technology – is the unseen backbone supporting our modern lives, but investment has lagged nationwide and much of it is aging.  The communities of the Great Lakes Basin face critical water infrastructure needs for rehabilitation and replacement. Shifting population patterns and the need for preparedness against man-made and natural threats place increasing demands on drinking water and wastewater utilities. The 2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference, a first-of-its-kind regional conference hosted by the Michigan Department…

2020 UCOWR/NIWR Conference

June 9, 2020 - June 11, 2020

Important Dates Proposals for special sessions due:  September 16, 2019 Special session acceptance:  October 2019 General call for abstracts issued: October 2019 Abstracts due:  January 24, 2020 Abstract acceptance: Late February 2020 General questions about the 2020 UCOWR/NIWR Conference can be directed to: Karl Williard (williard@siu.edu), Executive Director of UCOWR

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