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The On the Leading Edge series kicks off with an interactive session on altered hydrology and the role conservation drainage practices can play in meeting the goals of the IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Speakers will focus on the science behind four practices – drainage water management, bioreactors, saturated buffers, and constructed wetlands – and discuss considerations for landowners as they evaluate alternatives for reducing nutrient loss. Featured Speakers: Dr. Jane Frankenberger is a professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University,…Find out more »
2020_Drainage_Workshop_Flyer * Hands-on (interactive) sessions Presentations & example datasets available for download on July 21stFind out more »
Dear Water Leader:
Please remember to register for the virtual summer water meetings on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. The sessions will focus on economic analysis and easements for water projects.
There is no fee to attend these presentations, which are sponsored by the North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation, but registration is required so you can receive meeting login information. Please click here to register for these presentations.
Presentations will be recorded. The videos of the earlier sessions are available to watch here.Find out more »
The second session in the three-part series will drill down to individual practices and provide a “what to look for in the field” look at practice requirements for controlled drainage, bioreactors, saturated buffers, and constructed wetlands. A panel representing landowner, contractor, and conservation professional perspectives will discuss their experiences and take audience questions on topics related to conservation drainage practice adoption and implementation. Featured Speakers: Dr. Ruth Book is the State Conservation Engineer for the Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service. In…Find out more »
Virtual Field Day: Increasing Wetland Opportunities with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
On Thursday, August 6th at 1 p.m. CDT, Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day. Join us as we explore new wetland program opportunities and a wetland under construction with Susan Kozak, IDALS Soil Conservation & Water Quality Division Director, and Shane Wulf, IDALS Water Resources Bureau Environmental Specialist. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Shortly before 1:00 pm: click the button below or visit…Find out more »
2020 Virtual Tour Workshop- Two-Day EventFind out more »
The third and final session in the three-part series will focus on applying the Ag Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF), a free watershed modeling tool, to demonstrate how model outputs can be used to improve watershed outreach and education, evaluate nutrient loss reduction scenarios, and advance adoption and implementation of conservation drainage practices. Featured Speakers: Jeff Boeckler is the principal and co-founder of Northwater Consulting. He works extensively with governments, organizations, and businesses to address water resource challenges through assessment, monitoring, and…Find out more »
Unlocking Farm Profitability with Data, Tech and Traceability Speakers: Jason Weller, Land O’Lakes; Aaron Deardorff, Syngenta; Curt Blades, Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Jeremie Pavelski, Heartland Farms Tuesday, August 25 3:30 P.M. CDT or view on-demand Predicting Chaos - Weather Risk in Production Agriculture Speaker: Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions Used Machinery Values, Trends and Predictions Speaker: Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete Wednesday, August 26 12 P.M. CDT or view on-demand Wednesday, August 26 9 A.M. CDT or view on-demandFind out more »