ISU Extension and Outreach Offers 2018 Iowa Drainage School

AMES, Iowa – Agricultural drainage is an important management tool for crop production in many areas of Iowa. The design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School to be held on Aug. 21-23 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa. 

“Iowa Drainage School provides educational opportunities for all interested in drainage whether they are contractors, farmers, consulting engineers, county officials or others,” said Matt Helmers, professor and agricultural engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The school focuses on the fundamentals of drainage design including getting an accurate survey, drainage pipe size and spacing, controlled drainage and water table management, legal considerations and different installation techniques and equipment.”


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