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Check this page frequently – you’ll find an ever-changing list of events held by WIIN partners throughout the Mississippi River Basin.
 

Today's Webinar

Webinar details how to connect with absentee landowners - recording available
 
West Lafayette, Ind. (June 31, 2014) -- A webinar on June 31 provided an opportunity to learn tips on how to communicate effectively with non-operator landowners.
 
The online session, titled “Tips to Engage Non-Operator Landowners in Conservation,” was held at 1 p.m. CDT.
 
Jamie Ridgely of Agren, Inc., lead the webinar, where she shared her experience with marketing to absentee landowners.
 
For natural resource conservation advocates, getting (and keeping) the attention of your audience can be difficult, especially when targeting absentee landowners. Whether your target audience is absentee landowners or more traditional landowners, like farmers and ranchers, the practices explained in this webinar will help you develop an outreach effort that gets results.

Interested parties can view the webinar online.
 
WIIN is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership with funding from The Mosaic Company, McKnight Foundation and Monsanto. For more information, contact Sara Hagmann at 765-494-9555 or hagmann@ctic.org. Learn more about WIIN and access previously recorded webinars at www.ctic.org/WIIN.
 
CTIC is a national not-for-profit organization that champions, promotes and provides information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable. For more information about CTIC, visit www.ctic.org.
 

Recent Webinar

Webinar aims to improve water quality through targeted conservation funds
 
West Lafayette, Ind. (June 23, 2014) -- A webinar on June 26 offered highlights from two new publications related to better targeting U.S. farm conservation funds and the obstacles to doing so.
 
The online session, titled “Improving Water Quality through Better Targeting of Conservation Funds,” was held at 12 p.m. EDT. The World Resources Institute's (WRI) Water Initiative hosted the webinar in a panel discussion format.
 
Panelists included Bruce Knight of Strategic Conservation Solutions and former chief of NRCS, John Stierna of American Farmland Trust and former economist at NRCS, as well as Michelle Perez and Sara Walker of World Resources Institute.
 
Panelists shared how conservation funds can be spent many times more effectively through targeting, the challenges of making these increases in cost effectiveness a reality, options for overcoming these challenges and special insights based on experiences both inside and outside of NRCS. There was an opportunity for questions and discussion following the speakers’ remarks.
 
A recording of the webinar will be available soon. Learn more about WRI's targeting efforts on their website.
 
WIIN is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership with funding from The Mosaic Company, McKnight Foundation and Monsanto. For more information, contact Sara Hagmann at 765-494-9555 or hagmann@ctic.org. Learn more about WIIN and access previously recorded webinars at www.ctic.org/WIIN.
 
CTIC is a national not-for-profit organization that champions, promotes and provides information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable. For more information about CTIC, visit www.ctic.org.
 

Recent Webinar Details

Webinar reveals new insights on collaboration in water quality management
 
West Lafayette, Ind. (May 22, 2014) -- A free, one-hour webinar on May 29 focused on the effect of social dynamics on nutrient reduction initiatives in Iowa’s Boone River Watershed.
 
The online session, titled “Toward a Collaborative Model of Surface Water Management: Lessons from the Boone River Watershed Nutrient Reduction Initiative,” was held from 1-2 p.m. CDT. Stephanie Enloe, who led the webinar, recently graduated with a master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University. 
 
Enloe’s research, which focused on effective teamwork among organizations that promote water quality and the effect on farmers’ willingness to adopt conservation practices, was presented during the webinar. The webinar also included an overview of the Boone River watershed initiative. Enloe presented findings and recommendations on the importance of cooperation among businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations; ways in which entities can work together more effectively; and how partnerships can lead to active participation from producers and improved conservation on the farm.

WIIN is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership with funding from The Mosaic Company, McKnight Foundation and Monsanto. For more information, contact Sara Hagmann at 765-494-9555 or hagmann@ctic.org. Learn more about WIIN and access previously recorded webinars at www.ctic.org/WIIN.
 
CTIC is a national not-for-profit organization that champions, promotes and provides information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable. For more information about CTIC, visit www.ctic.org.
 
A recording of the webinar is now available. Click the link below to play it:
 

Past Webinar Details

Free webinar on the why and how of precision agriculture
 
A free, one-hour webinar on May 8 discussed new technologies in targeting, planning and applying soil and water conservation at both field and watershed-level scales.
 
The webinar, titled “Precision Conservation: Achieving Conservation Results,” was held from 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Tom Buman, founder and CEO of Agren, Inc. led the webinar.
 
Buman’s love for both agriculture and the environment and the ability to see a more cooperative union between the two led him to found Agren in 1996. His 14-year service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helped him recognize the need for creative solutions to critical problems. This extensive history with NRCS gives him a depth of knowledge of conservation planning, which allows him to continually construct innovative tools to benefit conservation planners.
 
This webinar was offered by the Great Rivers and Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation and Innovation Network (WIIN), a forum for idea exchange about watershed projects in the Mississippi River Basin.

WIIN is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership, with funding from The Mosaic Company, the McKnight Foundation and Monsanto. Learn more about WIIN and access previously recorded webinars at www.ctic.org/wiin.
 
A recording of the webinar is now available. Click the link below to play it:

https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/lsr.php?RCID=f1b948d85ac04f76a3b12c297ac9bd71
 
 
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