Virtual Training: Understanding Irrigation Systems and New Technologies
For Day 2 of this five-day training event, speakers will summarize key findings from a recent survey of agricultural producers in the Ogallala Aquifer region and highlight recent advances in irrigation technologies and irrigation scheduling. With the expansion of irrigated crops to eastern Kansas, as well as growing concerns about the current levels of groundwater consumption in northwest Kansas, presenters will discuss economic studies that provide knowledge of how irrigated crop producers react to conservation policies which will, in turn, provide guidance on future expectations as groundwater supplies are diminised and/or conservation policies are implemented.
This workshop series will provide overviews on a variety of key issues related to managing water resources using irrigation and other technologies. Using an online format, experts will provide a live, 30-40 minute presentation followed by a discussion forum. Participants will be able to ask questions and follow up with both presenters and panelists. At the end of the training, participants will be able to access a digital package that includes the slides, extension publications, and other materials relevant to each topic.
These series are offered as Professional Development Event by the Natural Resources PFT and the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE).
Virtual meeting link will be provided on KCARE's Training Opportunities webpage.
Thursday, March 25 at 8:30am to 9:30am