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Iowa-Minnesota Drainage Research Forum in Ames Nov. 10

10/13/2009

AMES, Iowa — Those interested in agricultural drainage research issues and projects are invited to the 10th Annual Drainage Research Forum to be held Tuesday, Nov 10, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

Registration is at 8 a.m and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is jointly sponsored by Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota.

The program will feature results and updates on drainage research and implementation projects by university and agency research leaders from Iowa and Minnesota. Presentation topics at the Forum include drainage water management and water quality, bioreactor research for nitrate reduction, and reports on drainage water management performance in Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota.

The program 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 $55 for those registered by Nov. 3. Late registration is $65. Registrations will be accepted the day of the program. Additional information, a detailed agenda and online registration are available at www.aep.iastate.edu/drf.

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Contacts :

Matt Helmers, Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering, (515) 294-6717, mhelmers@iastate.edu

Gary Sands, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, (612) 625-4756, grsands@umn.edu

Brent Pringnitz, Agribusiness Education Program, (515) 294-6429, bpring@iastate.edu