The Current Webinar Series Archive

Webinar 99
Agroforestry and Water Resource Management
Original date: May 8, 2024 – View the Recording

  • Nate Lawrence with the Savanna Institute
  • Billy Beck with Iowa State University Outreach and Extension
  • Ranjith Udawatta with the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Webinar 98
Phosphorus Management and Water Quality
Original date: April 10, 2024 – View the Recording

  • Gurbir Singh, Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist, Soil Science, Agroecology and Landscape Management, University of Missouri-Novelty
  • Peter Tomlinson, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist for Environmental Quality, Kansas State University
  • Rebecca Logsdon Muenich, Associate Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas

Webinar 97
Putting Citizen Science Data to Use
Original date: March 13, 2024 – View the Recording

  • Michelle Margraf, Meteorologist – Observing Program Leader, National
    Weather Service:
  • Alba Argerich, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University
    of Missouri

Webinar 96
Creating Resilient Shorelines
Original date: February 14, 2024 – View the Recording

  • Scott Hardy, Extension Educator, The Ohio State University, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory
  • Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist. Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • Eric Calabro, Inland Lakes Analyst, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

Webinar 95
PFAS: What do we know and where are we headed next?
Original date: January 17, 2024 – View the Recording

  • Jeff Flashinski, Emerging Contaminants Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Tiffany Messer, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Sarah Zack, Pollution Prevention Extension Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Webinar 94
Helping Rural Communities Thrive
Original date: October 11, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Bonnie Keeler, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Rachael Young, Just Transition Fund
  • Davina Resto, Environmental Protection Network

Webinar 93
Harmful Algal Blooms: A look beyond nutrients
Original date: September 13, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Rebecca North, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Ted Harris, Aquatic Ecologist at the Kansas Biological Survey
  • Glenn O’Neil, Environmental Scientist and GIS Specialist for the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University

Webinar 92
A Future Focused on Water: A Look at New and Expanded Funding Opportunities 
Original date: August 9, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Becca Trueman, SRF Watershed Coordinator, Mississippi River Basin, Quantified Ventures
  • Jesse Womack, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Webinar 91
Water Quality Trading in Action
Original date: July 12, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Todd Peterson, Water Quality Partnerships Consultant, Sand County Foundation
  • Matt Claucherty, Water Resources Management Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Webinar 90
Emerging On-Farm Research
Original date: June 14, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Lindsey Hartfiel, Research Program Manager, Discovery Farms Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
  • Mike Daniels, Professor and Extension Soil and Water Conservation Scientist, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
  • Laura Thompson, Extension Educator and Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Webinar 89
Phosphorus Management
Original date: May 10, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Antonio Mallarino, Professor of Agronomy, Nutrient Management Research and Extension Specialist, Iowa State University
  • Mark Williams, Research Agricultural Engineer, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Darrell Smith, Water Resource Manager in Snowmass Village, Colorado

Webinar 88
Perennial Agricultural Systems and Water Quality
Original date: April 12, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Jake Jungers, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
  • Anna Orfanou, Research Associate (Postdoc), Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Hunter Mackin, M.S./Ph.D. student in Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Shelby Best, Midwest Program Manager, American Farmland Trust

Webinar 87
Communicating Edge-of-Field Practices to Landowners
Original date: March 8, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Thad Rhodes, District Forester, Kansas Forest Service
  • Cole Soldo, Conservation Outreach Coordinator, Conservation Biology Institute
  • John Swanson, Water Resources Supervisor, Polk County Public Works

Webinar 86
Water Quality and Wetland Mapping
Original date: February 8, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Leif Olmanson, Research Scientists, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
  • Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Senior Research Scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Webinar 85
Planning and Preparing for Continued Drought
Original Date: January 25, 2023 – View the Recording

  • Tonya Haigh, Research Assistant Professor, Social Science Coordinator and Project Coordinator, National Drought Mitigation Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Jason Otkin, Associate Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Adnan Akyuz, Professor of Climatological Practice, North Dakota State Climatologist, North Dakota State University

Webinar 84
Precision Conservation: Tools for Improving Agricultural Conservation Decision-Making
Original Date: November 9, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Mark D. McConnell, Assistant Professor of Upland Birds, Mississippi State University
  • Jessica Nelson, Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University

Webinar 83
Engaging the Next Generation of Water Stewards
Original Date: October 20, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Justin Hougham, Associate Professor, Division of Extension at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John McMaine, Griffith Chair in Agriculture and Water Resources, Director of the South Dakota Water Resources Institute, Director of the Mesonet at SDSU and Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist-Water Management Engineer at South Dakota State University
  • Jennifer R. Fetter, Senior Extension Educator – Water Resources Program Leader, Penn State Extension

Webinar 82
Helping Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather
Original Date: September 14, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Lisa Merrifield, Community and Economic Development Specialist, University of Illinois-Extension
  • Kehla West, Regional Resilience Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Maggie Thelen, Climate and Health Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Webinar 81
Water Management During Drought
Original Date: August 10, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Xinhua Jia, Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University
  • Joseph M. (Joe) Zulovich, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Missouri Extension
  • Will Boyer, Extension Watershed Specialist, K-State Research and Extension

Webinar 80
Soil Health’s Link to Water Quality
Original Date: June 8, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Ronald F. Turco, Professor and Department Head in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University
  • Will Osterholz, Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit
  • Kevin Fermanich, Soil and Water Resources Specialist at University of Wisconsin—Madison Extension and Professor at University of Wisconsin— Green Bay

Webinar 79
Weaving Water and the Arts
Original Date: May 11, 2022 – View the Recording

  • Terry Daulton, Artist and Coordinator of the UW-Trout Lake Station Artist in Residence Program
  • Mark Kesling, Founder and CEO, The daVinci Pursuit
  • Alexandra Lakind, Project Coordinator for Water@UW-Madison’s Flow Microgrant

Webinar 78
Source Water Protection
Original Date: April 13, 2022 – View the Recording or View the Slides

  • Sylvia Malm, Senior Advisor for Source Water Protection, Ground Water Protection Council and Source Water Collaborative
  • Logan M. Smith, Drinking Water Protection Coordinator, Watershed Management Section, Kansas Department of Health & Environment
  • Ruth Kline-Robach, Outreach Specialist, Institute of Water Research & Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University

Webinar 77
Communicating Conservation to Landowners
Original Date: March 9, 2022 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Dara Wald, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University
  • Collin Weigel, Behavioral Economist at the California Air Resources Board
  • Serge Koenig, Conservation Technician, Sauk County Land Resources and Environment Department

Webinar 76
Winter Manure Application and Water Quality
Original Date: February 9, 2022 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor, Manure Management and Water Quality, Iowa State University
  • Melissa Wilson, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota
  • Todd Trooien, Natural Resources Engineer, South Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Webinar 75
Emerging Contaminants – A Look at Microplastics
Original Date: January 12, 2022 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Sherri Mason, Director of Sustainability, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Melissa Duhaime, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evoluntionary Biology, University of Michigan

Webinar 74
Human Capital in Conservation and Watershed Work
Original Date: November 10, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Clare Lindahl, CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Jenny Seifert, Watershed Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension

Webinar 73
Carbon Markets and Carbon Credit Agreements
Original Date: October 13, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Gregg Sanford, Associate Scientist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • David Aiken, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Emily Oldfield, Agricultural Soil Carbon Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Webinar 72
Getting the Green Light on Green Infrastructure: Resources and Considerations for Success
Original Date: September 15, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Paula Conolly, Director, Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange
  • Harry Zhang, Program Director, The Water Research Foundation
  • John Watson, Civil Engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Webinar 71
State Water Quality Initiative Round Robin
Original Date: August 11, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Paul Gardner, Administrator, Clean Water Council, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Eric Saas, H2Ohio Program Manager, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Stacie Minson, Watershed Specialist, Kansas State Research and Extension

Webinar 70
Beach Monitoring Practices, Outreach and Tools
Original Date: July14, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Mike Archer, State Lakes Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
  • Sara Hudson, Director, City of Ashland Parks and Recreation Department
  • Nate Bosch, Professor in the Environmental Science program at Grace College, Director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams
  • Sharon Frey, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, US EPA

Webinar 69
Using  Social Norms to Promote Conservation Adoption
Original Date: June 9, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Landon Yoder, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • Bret Shaw, Associate Professor, Extension Environmental Communication Specialist, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Maggie Norton, Farmer Outreach Coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa

Webinar 68
From Research to Innovation to Implementation: Examples of Conservation Finance in Action
Original Date: May 12, 2021 – View the Recording or View the Slides

  • Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator and 4R Nutrient Management Specialist, Michigan State Extension
  • Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Iowa State University
  • Keegan Kult, Executive Director, Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition

Webinar 67
Nutrient Reduction Best Management Practices in Cold Climates
Original  Date: April 14, 2021 – View the Recording or View the Slides

  • Mike Ell, former Environmental Sciences Administrator at the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jason Vanrobaeys, Lead for Agroecosystem Resilience at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Mitchell Timmerman, Agri-Ecosystems Specialist at Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Webinar 66
Drought Scenario Planning Interactive Guide
Original Date: March 10, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Tonya Bernadt, Education and Outreach Specialist, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Deborah Bathke, Education Coordinator, National Drought Mitigation Center, and Associate Research Professor in the School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Webinar 65
Indigenous Perspectives on Water and Conservation
Original Date: February 17, 2021 – Watch the Recording or View the Slides

  • Dan Wildcat, Professor, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center
  • Christina Gish Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and American Indian Studies, Iowa State University
  • Derrick Kapayou, master’s student in sustainable agriculture and anthropology, Iowa State University

Webinar 64
Nutrient Management Practices and their Co-Benefits
Original Date: December 9, 2020 – Watch the Recording or View the Presentation Slides

  • Chris Hay, Senior Research Scientist, Iowa Soybean Association
  • Laura Paine, Outreach Coordinator, Grassland 2.0
  • John Tyndall, Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Webinar 63
Market-based Approaches to Conservation
Original Date: November 11, 2020 – Watch the Recording or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Caroline Wade, Program Director Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
  • David LeZaks, Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute
  • Maggie Monast, Director, Working Lands, Environmental Defense Fund

Webinar 62
Mandatory State Nutrient Management Programs
Original Date: October 14, 2020 – Watch the Recording or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Chrissy Kaminski, Program Manager, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension
  • Luke Stuewe, Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Greg Klinger, Extension Educator of Agricultural Water Quality Protection, Minnesota Water Resource Center

Webinar 61
Grazing, Livestock and Water Resource Management
Original Date: September 9, 2020 –Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Sandy Smart, Professor & SDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist, South Dakota State University
  • Janet Jewett, Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group Coordinator, Green Lands Blue Waters
  • Dani Heisler-Wodill, Regenerative Agriculture Outreach Coordinator, Valley Stewardship Network

Webinar 60
Equity and Green Infrastructure
Original Date: August 12, 2020 – Watch Now or View the Presentation Slides

  • Carla Walker, Founder/CEO, think BIG Strategies, LLC
  • Tony Heath, P.E., Civil and Environmental Engineer and Urban Planner, Fishbeck, Inc
  • Yordanose Solomone, Director of Equitable Engagement, Metro Blooms

Webinar 59
Harmful Algal Blooms
Original Date: July 8, 2020 – Watch Now or View the Presentation Slides

  • Emily Kinzinger, Graduate Research Assistant, MU Limnology Lab, University of Missouri
  • Melissa Miller, Associate Director, Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University

Webinar 58
Recreational Water Quality and Invasive Species
Original Date: June 17, 2020 – Watch Now or View the Presentation Slides

  • Eugene Braig, Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems, The Ohio State University
  • Sarah Orlando, Clean Marinas Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant

Webinar 57
Emerging Contaminants
Original Date: May 13, 2020 – Watch Now or View the Presentation Slides

  • John Scott, Senior Analytical Chemist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
  • Ganga Hettiarachchi, Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Kansas State University
  • Steve Sliver, Executive Director, Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

Webinar 56
Flood Prevention
Original Date: April 15, 2020 – Watch Now or View the Presentation Slides

  • Corey Loveland, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA/NWS North Central River Forecast Center
  • Witold Krajewski, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa College of Engineering and Director, Iowa Flood Center
  • Laura Edwards, Extension State Climatologist, South Dakota State University Extension

Webinar 55
Private Well Water Quality
Original date, March 11, 2020 Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Matthew Kirk, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Kansas State University
  • Linda Lee, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
  • Katie Buckley, Water Resources Outreach Specialist, Illinois State Water Survey at the Prairie Research Institute

Webinar 54
Results from a Regional Youth Water Education Needs Assessment
Original date, February 12, 2020 – Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Justin Hougham, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
  • Kristi Lekies, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Zuzana Bohrerova, Research Scientist, The Ohio State University, and Associate Director, Ohio Water Resources Center

Webinar 53
Emerging Contaminants: The Latest Research on PFAS 
Original date, November 13, 2019 – Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Courtney Carignan, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University
  • Mahsa Modiri-Gharehveran, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University
  • Cheryl Murphy, Associate Professor, Ecotoxicology of Fish, Michigan State University

Webinar 52
Groundwater Quality and Nitrate
Original date October 9, 2019 – Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Troy Gilmore, Hydrologist and Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Vasudha Sharma, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Webinar 51
Conservation Finance
Original date September 18, 2019 – Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Ellen Tarquinio, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ryan Smith, The Delta Institute
  • Greg Olson, Sand County Foundation

Webinar 50
One Water Partnerships: Innovative, inclusive, and integrated approaches to water resource management
Original date August 21, 2019 – Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Lorraine Winters Krzyzewski, Watershed Manager, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus
  • Michael Kuntz, Utilities Environmental Manager, City of Cedar Rapids
  • Deborah Bathke, Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  National Drought Mitigation Center & School of Natural Resources

Webinar 49
Partnering to Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms across the Midwest and Beyond
Original date July 10, 2019- Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Lois Wolfson, Water Quality Senior Specialist, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University
  • Melissa Miller, Associate Director, Iowa Water Center
  • Chad Cook, Land & Water Outreach Program Manager, UW-Madison Division of Extension

Webinar 48
Big Data and Water Resource Management
Original date: June 12, 2019- Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • Natalie Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, NC State University
  • Reid Christianson, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jillian Deines, Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University

Webinar 47
Beyond Hydrology: Exploring the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure
Original date: May 8, 2019- Watch Now or Access the Presentation Slides

  • John McMaine, Assistant Professor and Extension Water Management Engineer, South Dakota State University: “Green Infrastructure – The paradigm and the processes”
  • Kelsey McDonough,  Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Bayreuth, Germany: “Ecosystem Services Benefits of Green Infrastructure”
  • Lisa Merrifield, Community and Economic Development Specialist, University of Illinois Extension: “Economic and Societal Benefits of Green Infrastructure”

Webinar 46
Getting to Scale in Successful Watershed Management
Original date: April 10, 2019- Watch Now

  • Rebecca Power, Director of the North Central Region Water Network and Water Resource Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
  • Amulya Rao, Project and Evaluation Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Webinar 45
Soil Health and Water Quality
Original date: March 13, 2019- Watch Now

  • Nathan Nelson, Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University
  • Steven Safferman, Associate Professor at the Department of Biosystems and
    Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Webinar 44
Communicating about Water
Original date: February 13, 2019- Watch Now

  • Amy Skoczlas Cole, Managing Director, The Water Main
  • David Metz, Partner and President, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates
  • Ben Gramig, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Webinar 43
Understanding the Nation’s Water Resource Challenges: Results from NASEM’s Future Water Priorities Report
Original date: January 9, 2019- Watch Now

  • Ken Bradbury, Wisconsin State Geologist and Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Webinar 42
Imagine a Day Without Water
Original date: October 10, 2018- Watch Now

  • Darren Bagley, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Michigan State University Extension
  • Kevin Erb, Director, Conservation Professional Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Extension and Russ Rasmussen, NR Manager, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Justin Chaffin, Research Coordinator and Senior Researcher, Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant

Webinar 41
Urban and Rural Watersheds Working Together
Original date: September 12, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Trisha Moore, Assistant Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Ron Graber, Extension Watershed Specialist, Kansas State University Research and Extension

Webinar 40
Understanding, Tracking and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms
Original date: August 8, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Kristen DeVanna Fussell, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Administration and Research, Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Stone Laboratory
  • Grace Wilkinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
  • Devin Grace Gill, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, University of Michigan, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL)

Webinar 39
Successful Efforts in Stopping Aquatic Invasive Species from the Pet and Pond Trades
Original date: July 11, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Sea Grant
  • Tim Campbell, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Paige Filice, Research Assistant, Michigan State University Extension
  • Greg Hitzroth, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Webinar 38
Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality
Original date: June 13, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Donna Brandt, Research Specialist Lead, Soil Health Assessment Center, University of Missouri: “Considerations in Soil Health Analysis”
  • Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Linking Soil Health and Water Quality”

Webinar 37
Wetland Values for Water Management
Original date: May 9, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Larry Cihacek, Professor of Soil Science, North Dakota State University: “Biogeochemical differences in disturbed and undisturbed wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region”
  • Jake Kerby, Associate Professor of Biology, University of South Dakota: “Investigating the impacts of agricultural tile drainage systems on wetland flora and fauna”
  • Mike Monfils, Conservation Scientist, Michigan State University: “Ongoing Research to Inform the Conservation of Wetland Birds in the Great Lakes Region”

Webinar 36
Water Use Efficiency: Irrigation Management
Original date: April 11, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Steve Miller, Irrigation Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University: Evaluating Irrigation Water Use Efficiency using FAO AquaCrop
  • Jonathan Aguilar, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University: Engaging Farmers in Improving Irrigation Management in Western Kansas
  • Xin QiaoAssistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Irrigation Management in Western Nebraska

Webinar 35
Evaluating Outreach Programs: Topics and Trends
Original date: March 14, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Amber Saylor Mase, University of Wisconsin-Extension: Evaluating Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (RRAF)- Decision support for manure application in “America’s Dairyland”
  • Scott Chazdon, University of Minnesota Extension: Documenting the Impacts of Collaborative Efforts: Ripple Effects Mapping

Webinar 34
Manure, Water, and Soil Health
Original date February 14, 2018 – Watch Now

  • Amy Schmidt, Assistant Professor and Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Linda Schott, PhD candidate in Biological Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Short- and Long-term Effects of Manure and Biosolids on Soil Quality
  • Teng Teeh Lim, Associate Professor of the University of Missouri Extension: Can Manure Affect Soil Health?
  • Steven Safferman, Associate Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University and Jason Smith, PhD candidate in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University: Fate of Winter Applied Nutrients
  • Leslie Johnson, Research Technologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Next Steps for the North Central Soil Health Team 
Webinar 33
Conservation Practice Tracking for the Mississippi River Basin
Original date of November 8, 2017- Watch Now
  • Katie Flahive, Agricultural Engineer, Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Julie Harrold, Program Manager Water Quality Initiatives, Division of Soil Conservation, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Reid D. Christianson, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Webinar 32
Next Generation Extension
Orginal date of October 11, 2017- Watch Now
  • Alan Pilkenton, Educational Media Coordinator, Michigan State University Extension Children and Youth Institute
  • Deb Weitzenkamp, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center

Webinar 31
Social Indicators in Watershed Outreach and Impact Assessment: Overview and Applications
Original date of September 13, 2017- Due to technical issues this webinar was not recorded.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Ken Genskow, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UW-Madison and Co-Director of the UW Environmental Resources Center: Social Indicators for Watershed Nonpoint Source Planning and Management
  • Richard Ingram, Associate Director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute: Using Social Indicators to Guide, Evaluate and Accelerate Implementation of State-level Nutrient Reduction Strategies

Webinar 30
Cover Crops for Healthy Soils, Water Quality, and Water Availability

Original date of August 9, 2017- Watch Now 

  • Eileen Kladivko, Professor of Agronomy and Extension Professional at Purdue University: Cover Crops to Improve Water Quality
  • Dean Baas, Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University: Cover Crops to Improve Water Quantity in Cropped Fields
  • Anna Morrow, Program Manager for the Midwest Cover Crops Council: Using the MCCC Cover Crop Selector Tool

Webinar 29
Promoting Natural and Healthy Shorelines for Protecting Lakes

Original date of June 21, 2017- Watch Now

  • Julia Kirkwood, Non-Point Source Grants Project Manager at MI Dept of Environmental Quality: The MI Natural Shoreline Partnership: Creating a Comprehensive Approach for Promoting Healthy Shoreline Management
  • Bindu Bhakti, Water Quality Educator at Michigan State University Extension Oakland County: The Importance of Natural Shorelines: Program Basics and Lessons Learned from Property Owner and Train-the-Trainer Programs
  • Patrick Goggin, UW-Extension Lake Specialist, and Pamela Toshner, Lake Biologist at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wisconsin’s Healthy Lakes Initiative and Best Management Practices for Lake-Friendly Living
Webinar 28
Nitrogen Management in Tile Drained Landscapes
Original date of April 19, 2017– Watch Now
  • Laura Christianson, University of Illinois: Choose Your Own Adventure: New Materials Describe Ten Conservation Drainage Practices
  • Jane Frankenburger, Purdue University: Transforming Drainage Through a Collaborative Research, Extension, and Stakeholder Network
  • Chris Hay, Iowa Soybean Association: Advancing Conservation Drainage in Iowa
Webinar 26
Managing Onsite Septic Systems: Research and Outreach 
Original date of March 15, 2017– Watch Now
  • Dave Gustafson, University of Minnesota. Presentation: Minnesota’s Perspective on Connecting System Owners to System Performance
  • Steve Safferman, Michigan State University. Presentation: Phosphorous in Onsite Wastewater: Pollutant to Resource

Webinar 25
Communicating Conservation
Original date of February 15, 2017– Watch Now

  • Kristin Runge, UW-Extension, Muddying the Water: How Frames Affect Our Perceptions of Science Issues
  • Michael Dahlstrom, Associate director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communicating at Iowa State University

Webinar 24
Aquatic Invasive Species
Original date of January 18, 2017– Watch Now

  • Tim Cambell, aquatic invasive species outreach specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW Sea Grant, and the Wisconsin DNR
  • Paul Skawinski and Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin-Extension: Wisconsin’s Citizen Monitoring program for aquatic invasive species, and Clean Boats, Clean Waters
  • Jo Latimore, Michigan State University: Michigan’s Citizen Monitoring program for aquatic invasive species
  • Eleanor Burkett, University of Minnesota Extension: Minnesota’s new AIS Detector Program

Webinar 23
Land Use of Riparian Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains: Resources for Extension and Adult Education
Original date of November 16, 2016– Watch Now

  • Mary Berg, North Dakota State University; Presentation Title: Land Use of Riparian Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains: Empowering our Educators
  • Melissa Wuellner, South Dakota State University; Presentation Title: The Basics of Land Use Change and Riparian Management for Extension Professionals
  • Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Presentation Title: Nutrient and Manure Management: Activities to Enhance the Learning Experience

Webinar 22
The Extension Disaster Education Network 101 and Considerations for Partnering with EDEN
Original date of October 19, 2016– Watch Now

  • Steve Cain, Purdue Extension Disaster Communication Specialist and the Indiana Point of Contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Webinar 21
Planning for the Future of a Watershed: Lessons from Yahara 2070
Original date of September 21, 2016 – Watch Now

  • Christopher Kucharik, Professor, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and Global Change
  • Eric Booth, Assistant Research Scientist in Ecohydrology, Departments of Agronomy and Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Jenny Seifert, Science Writer/Outreach Coordinator, UW-Madison Water Sustainability and Climate Project

Webinar 20
A Look at Irrigation Policy and Technology Through the Rear View Mirror: The Kansas Experience
Original date of August 17, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Danny H. Rogers: Kansas State University Research and Extension, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Webinar 19
Extension Programs for Youth Environmental and STEM Education
Original date of June 15, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Brandon Schroeder, Sea Grant Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension: Water Stewardship through Place-Based Education
  • Justin Hougham, Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension: STEM and Water Education
  • Kelly Feehan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension Educator in Horticulture, Stormwater Sleuth and Running Rain Youth Education Resources

Webinar 18
Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management
Original date of May 18, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Anne Baird and Joe Bonnell, The Ohio State University, Professional Development Needs of Water Resource Managers: Core Competencies
  • Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University and Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University, Perspective from four Watershed Academy Programs on Training Water Resource Professionals
  • Ann Lewandowski, University of Minnesota, Professional Training Methods: The Role of Online Learning

Webinar 17
Developing a Land-grant Institution Soil Health Network in the North Central Region
Original date of April 20, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University – Iowa Soil Health Conference: Lessons learned on hosting a soil health conference
  • Walt Sell, Purdue University and Lisa Holscher – Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI): How Extension, SWCD, ISDA and NRCS work together for soil health programming
  • Paul Gross, Michigan State University – North Central Region Soil Health Group: Building a soil health network across state lines

Webinar 16
Innovative Approaches to Manure Management
Original date of February 17, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Jeffrey Jacquet, Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University,
    The Pathways for Information Transfer Among Manure Nutrient Management Professionals
  • Mary Wicks, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University,
    Evolution of the Manure Expo for Manure Nutrient Management Education
  • Shelby Burlew, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

Webinar 15
Systems Approaches in Water and Nutrient Management Education
Original date of January 20, 2016: – Watch Now

  • Anne Baird, Program Director, The Ohio State University, Mentoring for Early Career Extension Educators: A Systems Approach to Nutrient Management
  • Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater, ThinkWater: Integrating Systems Thinking into Water Education, Extension and Research

Webinar 14
Innovations in Stormwater Management
Original date of November 18, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Shahram Missaghi, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy, University of Minnesota Extension, Innovations in Stormwater
  • Eleanor Burkett, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Katie Pekarek, Extension Educator, Water Quality, University of Nebraska-LincolnWebinar 13

Webinar 13
Farmer Leadership in Watershed Management
Original date of October 21, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Lois Wright-Morton, Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University, Watershed Groups as Catalysts: Intersection of Science and Values
  • Julia Olmstead, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Early Insights from Wisconsin’s Farmer-led Watershed Councils
  • Todd Sutphin, Operations Manager, Iowa Soybean Association, Watershed Planning: A Farmer-led Perspective

Webinar 12
Citizen Water Quality Monitoring
Original date of September 16, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Matt Young, Illinois RiverWatch Coordinator, Overview of Citizen Monitoring
  • Peggy Doty, Illinois Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
  • Ilana Haimes, UW-Extension Program Assistant, Making the Connection Between Citizen Monitoring and Nutrient Related Water Quality Outreach

Webinar 11
Agricultural Irrigation Management
Original date of August 19, 2015: – Watch Now

  • Joshua Stamper, Irrigation Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, Validating Variable Rate Irrigation Prescriptions
  • John Panuska, Natural Resource and Bio Environmental Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Becky Larson, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Irrigation Activities in Wisconsin
  • Joshua Stamper, Irrigation Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota, Outcomes from Irrigation Capacity Building Workshop for Irrigation Professionals in the North Central Region 

Webinar 10
Harmful Algal Blooms
Original date of July 15, 2015 – Watch Now

  • Chris Winslow, Interim Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program: Harmful Algal Blooms: What are they? Where do they come from? What are we doing in HAB research? 
  • Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University Extension: OSU Nutrient Management Outreach Education Programs Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
  • Sonia Joseph Joshi, Center for Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: NOAA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products

Webinar 9
Application of Cover Crops in the Midwestern U.S.
Original date of June 17, 2015 –  Watch Now

  • Dr. Dean Baas, Senior Research Associate, Michigan State University Extension: The Midwest Cover Crops Council – A regional collaboration that works
  • Dr. Tom Kaspar, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment: Effect of cover crops on nitrogen in tile drainage
  • Dr. Matt Ruark, Assistant Professor and Extension Soil Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Cover crops after fall manure application

Webinar 8
Managing Agricultural Drainage Water
Original date of May 13, 2015 – Watch Now 

  • Jane Frankenberger, Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering Purdue University: “Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes”
  • Chris Hay, Assistant Professor and Extension Water Management Engineer in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University:“Managed/Controlled Drainage for Production and Environment”
  • Richard Cooke, Associate Professor Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Incorporating Uncertainty into Bioreactor Design”

Webinar 7
Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit
Original date of April 15, 2015 –  Watch Now

  • Kristine Tidgren, Staff Attorney for Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, will offer a legal analysis of issues surrounding the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and discuss implications for agriculture and water resource management.

Webinar 6
Educating the Next Generation of Water Leaders
Original date of February 18, 2015 – Watch Now 

  • Elizabeth Juchems, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach –Water Rocks!: Making a Splash with Youth Water Education
  • Kate Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Extension – ThinkWater, The Next Big Thing in Water (Thinking) Just Got Bigger!
  • Catherine Techtmann, University of Wisconsin-Extension –G-WOW: Gikinoo’wizhiwe Onji Waaban(Guiding for Tomorrow) Changing Climate, Changing Culture – A Model and Tools for Increasing Climate Change Literacy

Webinar 5
Aquatic Invasive Species: Impacts and Resources
Original date of October 15, 2014 – Watch Now

  • Peter W. Sorensen, Professor Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota – Carp Control and the Judas Fish Technique
  • Ashley Baldridge, Research Benthic Ecologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ann Arbor – Relative Impacts of Climate Change and Dreissenid Mussels on Lake Michigan Zooplankton
  • Patrice M. Charlebois, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey, Chicago Botanic Garden – Using Science and Outreach to Prevent Invasions from the Organisms in Trade Pathway
  • Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Sea Grant – Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! in Your Neck of the Woods

Webinar 4
Soil Health: What Do We Know, What Can We Do?
Original date of September 17, 2014 – Watch Now

  • Naeem Kalwar, North Dakota State University – Soil Salinity and Sodicity Impacts to Soil Health
  • Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University – Soil Erosion and its Effects on Soil Health
  • Chris Augustin, North Dakota State University – Cover Crops for Healthy Soils
  • Kevin Erb, UW-Extension and Christina Curell, Michigan State University – Soil Health: Making Agriculture more resilient in an era of Climate Variability

Webinar 3
We the People: Social Science Applications in Water Resource Management
Original date of August 20, 2014  –  Watch Now

  • Richard Moore, The Ohio State University – Community-based Water Quality Trading: Lessons from Ohio
  • Ken Genskow, UW-Madison – Social Indicators Data Management and Analysis (SIDMA): A tool for using social indicators with watershed planning and management
  • Linda Prokopy, Purdue – Climate Change and Water: Farmers’ and Advisors’ Perspectives
  • Tonya Haigh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – National Drought Mitigation Center: Planning and Social Science Resources —

Webinar 2
Decision Support Tools for Nutrient and Sediment Management
Original date of May 27, 2014  – Watch Now

  • Laura Ward Good, University of Wisconsin and Richard Halopka, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Wisconsin’s Runoff Advisory System: Reducing the Risks in Manure Management (4:47)
  • Chad Hart, Iowa State University – U2U: Considering Climate Data in Agricultural Decisions (17:42)
  • Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Ohio State University – Enhanced Ditch Design Spreadsheet: Design and Decision Support Tool for Alternative Agricultural Drainage Ditch Designs (29:45)
  • Rick Cruse, Iowa State University – Iowa Daily Erosion Project: Estimating Soil Erosion on a Daily Basis (47:15)

Webinar 1
Managing Water Supply: Resources for Education, Engagement, and Research
Original date of April 2, 2014  – Watch Now

  • Richard Klemme, University of Wisconsin-Extension – Introduction to the North Central Region Water Network
  • Gary Zoubek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension – The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network: Improving Water Use Efficiency
  • Margaret Schneemann, University of IL-Extension – Water Supply Planning and Programming in Northeastern Illinois
  • David Lusch, Michigan State University – Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment Program: An Environmental Flows Approach to Large-Volume Withdrawal Management