Three-State Drainage Research Forum Offered by Extension

AMES, Iowa — Those interested in agricultural drainage research issues and projects are invited to the 12th Annual Drainage Research Forum to be held Nov. 22 at the Arrowwood Conference Center in Okoboji, Iowa. Registration is at 8 a.m.; the program runs from 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. The forum is sponsored by Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University.

The program features results and updates on drainage research and implementation projects by university and agency research leaders. A selected list of presentation topics at the forum includes biomass production strategies and potential drainage impacts, two-stage ditch design, pumped outlets and farmer perspectives on emerging drainage practices.

The Drainage Research Forum is intended for all drainage stakeholders, including state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics, contractors, producers and others interested in drainage research issues in the upper Midwest.The registration fee, which includes lunch and refreshments, is $60 for those registered by midnight, Nov. 16. Late registration is $75. Registrations will be accepted the day of the program. Additional information, a detailed agenda and online registration are available at

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Additional contacts:
Gary Sands, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, 612-625-4756,
Chris Hay, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, 605-688-5610,