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:

Water Management During Drought
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 2pm CT – View the Recording

Drought is continuing to intensify across portions of the Midwest this year, and over the past several years severe drought has plagued much of the upper Midwest and northern Plains. This month’s edition of The Current Webinar Series discusses water management during drought – from the latest irrigation technologies to livestock water management.

Featured Speakers:

  • Xinhua Jia, Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University: “Remote and Automated Drip Irrigation for Specialty Crops”
  • Joseph M. (Joe) Zulovich, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Missouri Extension: “Livestock Water Systems”
  • Will Boyer, Extension Watershed Specialist, K-State Research and Extension: “Drought: Getting Livestock Water to Where there’s Still Forage, Without Breaking the Bank”

View the presentation slides.


Looking for information on our other webinars? The Network’s Harmful Algal Bloom, Soil Health and Climate team all have a webinar series. Be sure to check them out!

View all past webinars in our media archive