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East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalition Meeting

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

A public meeting for the East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Management Coalition (WMC) Boards has been set for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9 AM at the Oakland Community Center. The ENWMC and WNWMC boards are made up of representatives from cities, counties, and soil and water conservation districts and aims to address local water quantity and quality issues in the watershed. The meeting is an opportunity for all interested parties to engage in local decision-making and watershed planning efforts…

Community Forum on Iowa’s Water Quality

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The National Institute for Environmental Health sciences wants to hear from local communities about water quality. Come share your perspective! Light hors d'oeuvres served. Panelists include: Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of NIEHS Tim Keegan, Broulik Farms Dr. Chris Jones, University of Iowa, IIHR Dr. Keith Schilling, State Geologist of Iowa Ken Sharp, Iowa Department of Public Health

Great Lakes Levels Informational Meeting: Ludington

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What's in store for Great Lakes Lake Levels in Summer? Come, listen to experts discuss forecasts about the water levels. Organized by Michigan Sea Grant; free. AGENDA Welcome / Opening comments (Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant Extension) Keynote speaker: Keith Kompoltowicz, Chief, US Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes Hydraulics & Hydrology Office, Detroit, MI – lead Great Lakes levels forecast supervisor Featured speaker: Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Facilitated Questions & Answers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory…

2019 Water Matters Tours

June 25 - June 26

Participate in the Water Matters Tours, scheduled for June 25 and 26 in Fennimore and Eau Claire, Wis., respectively. Each one-day session will include tours to area dairies and conversations with herd managers and other experts regarding strategies and innovations they use to keep water safe and accessible. Over lunch, leading water-quality researcher Dr. Mark Borchardt of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service will present updates in water quality. A 60-minute facilitated dialogue will follow, featuring herd owners and representatives from county land…

Watershed Management Plan Lunch ‘N’ Learn

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm

This will be a lunch ‘n’ learn focused on data results from Streamside Ecological Services 2018 study, best management practices being utilized by Cary Pioneer Farms Inc., what exactly the Upper Pine River Watershed Management Plan encompasses, as well as a question and answer session with a panel of experts.  This lunch ‘n’ learn will help those within the Upper Pine River Watershed gain a clearer understanding of what exactly is a watershed management plan, the best management practices that…

North American Manure Expo 2019

July 31 - August 1

The North American Manure Expo brings together decision makers from the following industries: Highly intensive livestock producers (Dairy, Beef, Pork and Poultry) Custom Manure Applicators Researchers/Consultants and Government Agencies The program includes, farm tours, agitation demonstration, trade show, industry sessions and pump school.

Wisconsin Youth Water Stories Summit

August 1 - August 3

This camp will explore water on the landscape and invite campers to write the story of their waterway. Water has formed Upham Woods. It carved out Blackhawk Island and the narrowest part of the Wisconsin River. The rocks contain ripples from an ancient watery world and our salamanders and macro-invertebrates wriggle around a new one today. Our programming will focus on these features and others as campers explore on canoes, through swimming, and with the help of technology. Participants will…

Germinate Agricultural and Rural Community International Film Fest

August 16 - August 17

Come one, come all to the Germinate International Film Fest, featuring a diverse range of films highlighting agriculture and rural communities! The Highland County Extension Office is pleased to announce the inaugural festival will be held on August 16 and 17, 2019, in Hillsboro, Ohio. Germinate means to grow and the purpose of this film festival is to grow knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. The concept behind the Germinate International Film Fest is to provide a forum…

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