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:

Soil Health and Water Quality
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2-3pm CT

The benefits of soil health best management practices on farm resiliency and plant and ecosystem health is well known. Less well known is the connection between soil health and water quality. March’s edition of The Current featured the latest research from across the region on the connection between cover crops, tile drainage and tillage timing on nutrient and sediment runoff.

Featured Speakers:

  • Nathan Nelson, Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University: “Using Cover Crops and Fertilizer Management to Reduce Sediment and Phosphorus Loss” 
  • Steven Safferman, Associate Professor at the Department of Biosystems and
    Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University: “Absorption of Soluble Phosphorus in Tile Drainage”
  • Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension State Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Do soil conservation practices lead to soil health and water quality improvements?”