The Current Webinar Series

The Current is a speed networking webinar series for professionals engaged in water-related extension, research, and conservation activities. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring this series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with three 10-minute project snapshots and 30 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction.

Most Recent Webinar:

Grazing, Livestock and Water Resource Management
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 pm CT
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Managed grazing can have a number of water-related benefits including flood reduction, improved water quality, nutrient and water efficiency, and increased water infiltration and retention. This edition of The Current webinar series features the latest research on grazing’s impact on ephemeral streams, current efforts to use grazing to improve water quality, and ongoing educational efforts to communicate the role of perennial forage in protecting municipal infrastructure.

Featured Speakers:

  • 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

View all past webinars in our media archive.