Anyone who is interested in the science and research or use of agricultural drainage and drainage water quality is invited to attend the 8th Annual Iowa-Minnesota Drainage Information Forum. The program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension.
Speakers will discuss cover crops, drainage ditches, impacts of continuous corn vs.corn-soybean rotation on drainage water quality, biofuels and drainage, drainage water management, potential climate change impacts on stream flow and drainage, and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia reassessment. The program is intended for farmers, drainage contractors, state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics and others interested in drainage and water management issues in the upper Midwest.
The forum will be held on Nov. 27, at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus in Ames. Registration prior to Nov. 20, is $40 and after this date is $45, which includes lunch and refreshments. The program starts at 9 a.m. and will end at 3:45 p.m. The conference brochure is available at www.abe.iastate.edu/events-and-seminars/event-article/article/1280/2985.html. For more information, contact Matt Helmers at 515-294-6717, [email protected], or Gary Sands at 612-625-4756 [email protected].