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Introduction to Lakes Online Course

January 14 - March 13

If you desire to learn more about inland lakes, consider enrolling in the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) award winning Introduction to Lakes online course. Introduction to Lakes is a nationally recognized six-week class that is offered in a convenient, self-paced online format. The course is designed for lakefront property owners, lake users, local government officials, lake managers and educators. Course instructors include MSUE educators and state agency personnel. The course’s six units cover lake ecology, watersheds, shorelines, Michigan water law, aquatic…

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting

February 11 - February 12

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…

Farmer-to-Farmer Conservation Field Day

February 12 - February 13

This event is for farmers seeking practical insights on how to make conservation work while keeping their farms profitable – whether you are just curious about conservation or you’ve already gotten started. You will learn from fellow farmers who are already achieving success with conservation practices, such as cover crops and minimal tillage. Through a full day of farm visits (Feb 12) and a half day of focused conversation (Feb 13), you will return home empowered with the following: -…

Wetland Science Conference

February 18 - February 20

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,…

Farming Evolution 2020

February 19 - February 20

Registrar By 2/7, $30 single day, $40 both days; Registrar After 2/7, $40 single day, $50 both days Registration includes lunch, breaks and social DAY 1 Jimmy Emmonsis an Oklahoma farmer, Soil Health Champion and leads by example. Emmons incorporates cover crop rotations on his cropland. Learn why Jimmy says, “I’m a Recovering Tillage Addict” and“Long Live the Soil!” Julie Peterson -Beneficial Insects & Management of Pest Insects Beth Reynolds -Capturing Cover Crop Value with Cattle Virginia Jin -Soil Health…

The Great Lakes: Tackling Challenges Today and Beyond

March 3

The Great Lakes: Tackling Challenges Today and Beyond annual conference will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, MI.  The conference will address some of the major benefits that the Great Lakes provide as well as challenges that they continually face. Topics include legislative developments with ballast water and invasive species; fish diseases and their impacts on the Great Lakes; reclaiming Detroit’s industrial waterfront; forecasting harmful algal…

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference

April 28 - April 30

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…

One Water Summit

June 2 - June 4

The next One Water Summit will take place June 2-4, 2021 in Milwaukee. Please save the date!

2020 UCOWR/NIWR Conference

June 9 - June 11

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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