Annual State Drainage Meeting Is Nov. 28

The Iowa-Minnesota Field Drainage Forum will address Water Quality in the Upper Midwest.

The 7th annual Drainage Research Forum will be held Nov. 28 in Owatonna, Minn. The focus of this year's event is agricultural and water management and related issues in the upper Midwest.

"The Drainage Research Forum will highlight some of the most recent research and issues related to subsurface drainage with a focus on drainage water quality," says Matt Helmers, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension engineer.

"The program is intended for anyone interested in subsurface drainage. This is a jointly-sponsored program between Iowa and Minnesota which we believe fosters collaboration between the states on drainage issues."

Program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Cabela's and is sponsored by ISU College of Agriculture and ISU Extension, University of Minnesota College for Food, Ag and Natural Resources and University of Minnesota Extension.

Cost is $40 per person for those who register on or before Nov. 17. Cost is $45 per person after that date. Fee includes lunch and refreshments. A copy of the registration form is available online at or by calling Matt Helmers at (515) 294-6717.

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