Red Cedar Watershed Conference - Menomonie

Event Dates: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
8:30am - 4:15pm   Check-In at 7:30am 
Hosted by the Tainter Menomin
Lake Improvement Association
at University of Wisconsin-Stout
See WEAU13's interview with Dan Zerr, Natural Resource Educator with UW Extension!
Event Highlights
     • Farm, city and waterfront success stories - profitable land management for clean water
     • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers - runoff pollution
     • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event
     • Approved for CEUs:
          .6 from University of Wisconsin-Stout
           6 from Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Join us to bring best practices and innovative ideas to the forefront. Discuss ways to restore and maintain a healthy water system in the Red Cedar Watershed.
      • Keynote: Healthy Soils, Clean Water
                Jimmy R. Bramblett, Deputy Chief for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
                Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
      • Breakout Session: Exploring Two Paths for the Future of Dairy Farming
        and its Environmental Impacts
                Dave Styer, Owner/Operator, Alfalawn Farms
                Joe Tomandl III, Farmer and Executive Director, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
      • Breakout Session: Soil Health as a Management System
                Jamie Patton, Agricultural Agent and Department Head, Shawano County - UW Extension
      • Keynote: I Dreamed the Earth was Healed and Whole Again
               Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, Oregon State University
      • Breakout Session: Red Cedar Watershed - Our Pathway to Clean Water
               Buzz Sorge, Lake Management Planner, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Retired
      • Breakout Session: The Red Cedar: What It Meant and Still Means to the Ojibwa People
               Michael J. "Mic" Isham, Jr., Chairman, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Superior Chippewa Indians
      • Keynote: Why the Red Cedar Watershed Will Not Fail: Practical Lessons from
        the LAKES Project
               Nels Paulson, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout
               Tina Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Stout
               Chris Ferguson, Associate Professor, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Stout     
      • Breakout Session: How to Develop Conservation Leases for Non-Farmer Landowners
               Terry VanDerPol, Community Based Food Systems Director,
      • Breakout Session: Good Soil, Clean Water - Connecting Conservation to the Marketplace
               Bill Davison, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, University of Illinois Extension
Get details at the conference website presenters page.
Save $15 with early bird registration rate through March 1, 2017.
Questions? Contact UW-Stout Professional Education at