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Heartland Regional Conference

DoubleTree Hotel - Overland Park, KS

October 26 - 28, 2005





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Heartland Regional Water Quality Conference

conference Report


The Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative hosted a regional conference on October 26th, 27th, and 28th of 2005. This conference was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park, KS.


Who was Invited:

The conference brought together researchers and Extension educators from across the four states of IA, KS, MO and NE along with state and federal agency personnel to learn about and discuss issues affecting water quality in the region. A total of 138 participants attended the conference.


Conference Goal:

Build capacity of cooperative extension across the region, to address priority water resource issues with their clients in the agriculture industry and rural communities.

Conference Objectives:

  • Review current scientific and technical findings, environmental regulations, and community development practice related to watershed and water resource protection and management.
  • Improve participants’ access to up-to-date tools for water resource education and outreach.
  • Develop regional support and peer networking for increased water resource programming.
  • Evaluation Results:

    Out of 138 participants, 94 individuals completed a post-conference evaluation on the last day of the conference. The results were indicative that the conference goal and objectives were met.






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    "This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2004-51130-02249. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Partners in the Heartland Regional Initiative are also equal opportunity providers and employers."