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Septic Systems 101

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this webinar training you'll learn about septic system management as part of a larger strategy to protect the water in your private well. We will provide answers to common questions, such as: What is safe to flush down my drains? Do I need to put additives in my septic tank? How do I prolong the life of my system? Register here.

Roller Pasture Series: Watering Systems

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We'll learn about creating an efficient watering system - which is helpful when planning rotational grazing. Bill and Stacey have added water lines and developed a portable water tank system to improve the way they water their Low-Line cattle on their diverse livestock farm. Join us as Bill shows us what they have done and improved in designing this system. Find out more and register here.

Measures of Soil Water Cycling

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Measuring and assessing soil health are critical components to understanding how changes in agronomic management practices affect soils capacity to support cropping systems. In this presentation, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) will focus on explaining measurements and assessments of soil health associated with soil-water dynamics. Specifically, SHI will address how and why measurements such as surface infiltration, plant available water holding capacity, bulk density, and aggregate stability can be used to understand how management practices impact soil's ability to move…

SWCS Annual Conference

July 27 - July 29

The 7th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Society conference will be held virtually this year. This year’s conference theme, “Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation,” evokes images of the expansive views of the region and the deep and varied soil horizons that make Iowa’s farmland some of the most productive in the world. This year’s theme also speaks to the broadening of individual perceptions and experiences as attendees discover new concepts, partners, and advancements in soil and water research. Registration…

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference

December 1 - December 3

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…

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