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.

Upcoming Webinar:

Nutrient Management Practices and their Co-Benefits
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Nutrient management practices are critical for reducing nutrient loads downstream. But what about the other benefits nutrient management practices provide outside of water quality improvement? Tune into this month’s The Current webinar to hear about the co-benefits of nutrient management practices including pollinator habitat, carbon sequestration and flood mitigation.


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Most Recent Webinar:

Market-Based Approaches to Conservation
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 2pm CT
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This edition of The Current webinar discussed different market-based approaches of rewarding producers and communities for conservation practice implementation and overviewed several examples of innovative solutions for financing sustainable agriculture.

Featured Speakers:

  • Caroline Wade, Program Director Ecosystem Services Market Consortium: “Developing Science and Outcomes Based Ecosystem Services Market for Agriculture”
  • David LeZaks, Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute: “Aligning Capital to Build Soil Wealth”
  • Maggie Monast, Director, Working Lands, Environmental Defense Fund: “Financing Resilient Agriculture: How Agricultural Lenders can Reduce Climate Risk and Help Farmers Build Resilience”


View all past webinars in our media archive.