Jim Jordahl with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance gave a brief introduction to conservation drainage practices.
Chris Hay with the Iowa Soybean Association talked about bioreactors including how they work and their potential to reduce N losses through drainage.
Paul Sweeney with Ecosystem Services Exchange gave an overview of the economic benefits and returns on investment of different drainage practices.
Donna Ramaeker Zahn with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance discussed headlines, messaging, and other communications strategies.
Matt Lechtenberg with Clean Water Iowa discussed Financial Assistance (FA) and Technical Assistance (TA) opportunities for edge-of-field practices.
Brandon Dittman with IDALS presented information about the CREP program.
Matt Helmers discussed what it will take to reach the goals of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and how results from meetings in February and March 2017 might help us understand how others are looking at practices, implementation and the root problems across the state.
Paul Sweeney with Ecosystem Services Exchange gave an overview of the factors that affect site suitability for conservation drainage.
Ann Staudt with the Iowa Learning Farms pulled together a Top 10 list of communication pointers to use with PowerPoint presentations.
Saturated Buffer Field Exercise Handouts
ACPF Watershed Database - Saturated Buffer Viewing Tool: https://www.nrrig.mwa.ars.usda.gov/st40_huc/satBuff.html