Wisconsin Nitrogen Science Summit

Exploring agricultural nitrogen and water quality connections – science, policy, and management

March 28, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microbial Sciences Building
Ebling Symposium Center
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1521

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Nitrogen Science Summit Program

9:00 – 9:10am – Welcome and overview. UW CALS Dean Dr. Kathryn VandenBosch
9:10 – 9:50am – Nitrogen science, management, and policy – a historical and regional perspective.
Morning Keynote by Dr. Gyles Randall, University of MN, Professor Emeritus
9:50 -10:40am – Nitrogen in Wisconsin’s environment: surface water, groundwater, and air; status and relative sources of contribution.
Panel Presentation Moderated by Jim Baumann, Wisconsin DNR
Panelists: Dr. Dale Robertson, USGS, Dr. Matt Diebel, DNR, Dr. Roy Irving, DHS, Jill Jonas, DNR, David Panofsky, DNR

View a video of the 9:00am – 10:40am sessions here:

Wi N Summit March 2014 Part 1 from Keith Schiller on Vimeo.

11:00 – 11:30am – Nitrogen use and trade-offs on dairy farms – an illustration of complexity.
Dr. Mark Powell, USDA Agricultural Research Service
11:30 – 12:00pm – Nitrogen in crop production – agronomics and economics.
Dr. Carrie Laboski, UW-Madison

View a video of the 11:00am – 12:00pm sessions here:

Wi N Summit March 2014 Part 2 from Keith Schiller on Vimeo.

1:00 – 1:30 pm – A multistate context for nitrogen management.
Afternoon Keynote Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University
1:30 – 2:30pm – Agency policy and management priorities for nitrogen.
Panel Presentation Moderated by Dr. Ken Genskow
Panelists: David Pfeifer, USEPA, Ken Johnson, DNR, Ben Brancel, DATCP, Jimmy Bramblett, NRCS, Jim VandenBrook, WLWCA

View a video of the 1:00pm – 2:30pm sessions here:

Wi N Summit March 2014 Part 3 from Keith Schiller on Vimeo.

2:50 – 3:20pm – Social dimensions of Nitrogen management – decision making by agricultural producers.
Panel Presentation Moderated by Dr. Ken Genskow, UW-Madison
Panelists: Ken Genskow, Amber Radatz, UW Discovery Farms, Todd Schaumberg, Polenske Agronomic Consulting
3:20 – 4:00pm – Management tools and unanswered questions.
Panel Presentation Moderated by Dr. Matt Ruark, UW-Madison
Panelists: Dr. Matt Ruark, UW-Madison, Dr. Paul Mitchell, UW-Madison, Pat Murphy, NRCS

View a video of the 2:50pm – 4:00pm sessions here:

Wi N Summit March 2014 Part 4 from Keith Schiller on Vimeo.