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January 25, 2017  Issue 11


New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
FFAR created the New Innovator Award to help support the next generation of food and agriculture scientists who will spur future innovation to meet the needs of a growing global population. The Award funds promising individuals pursuing research with potential to sustainably enhance agricultural production or improve health through food.
Nominations Due: February 28, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST
Eligible Nominees Invited to Apply: by March 10, 2017
Applications Due: April 21, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST

North Central Region Water Network announced two seed funding opportunities:
Impact 2020 preproposals. 
Capacity Building Mini Grant full proposals.
Both due March 14, 2017.
Lead applicants must have an Extension appointment. 
Q&A webinar on January 26, 2017 @ 2 p.m. CT.

Sustainable Development Workshop for PhD Students at Columbia University
Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is convening the seventh annual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD)
April 21–22, 2017
Columbia University in New York City.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
Agency: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Due Date: 2017-04-21
Notes: Pre-proposals due Apr 21; invited full proposals due Aug 31.
Successful RCPP proposals will bring an array of financial and technical capabilities to projects, will demonstrate experience with working effectively and collaboratively with agricultural producers and private forest landowners across the landscape, and will present innovative, sustainable and measurable approaches to achieving important conservation goals. NRCS encourages RCPP applications that support environmental markets and conservation finance projects.

Upcoming Events

Rinke Noonan Annual Drainage and Wetland Conference
February 13, 2017
River’s Edge Conference Center, St Cloud

Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity
February 16, 2017
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato


SWAC Seminar: W"o"rming up the formerly glaciated world
Earthworms came with reindeer herding, plows, fishing rods, houses, and brackish water - but then went further! 
Adrian Wackett and Dr. Kyungsoo Yoo, Department of Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota
January 25, 2017  
3:30 pm 375 Borlaug Hall

WRS Seminar: Climate Changes Rivers: Channel and Valley Response to Water and Sediment Supply
Andrew Wickert
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Friday January 27, 2017
3:00pm 375 Borlaug Hall

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Seminar TBD
Emilie Snell-Rood
Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Tuesday, January 31
3:30pm SAFL Auditorium
PhD Comics dissects the rejection form letter.
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