Thursday, November 14, 2013
SDSU Extension Regional Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Anyone who is interested in agricultural drainage research issues and projects is invited to the Annual Drainage Research Forum to be held Thursday, November 14, at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the program runs from 8:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The event is jointly sponsored by Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and South Dakota State University.
The program will feature results and updates on drainage research and on-farm projects by university and agency research leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
The program is intended for all drainage stakeholders, including state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics, contractors, farmers and others interested in drainage research issues in the upper Midwest.
|8:00 am||Registration and refreshments|
|8:50||Welcome - Chris Hay, South Dakota State University, Matt Helmers, Iowa State University and Gary Sands, University of Minnesota|
|9:00||Reassignment of benefits in MInnesota - Gary Sands, University of Minnesota and Al Kean, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources|
|9:45||Iowa drainage districts: Looking ahead - John Torbert, Iowa Drainage District Association|
|10:45||Challenges and opportunities for drainage districts in South Dakota - Mike Jaspers (invited)|
|11:15||Current issues in drainage law - John Kolb, Rinke Noonan (invited)|
|12:00 pm||Overview of the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force - Sen. Mike Vehle, Vice Chair of the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force|
|1:00||Challenges and opportunities for integrating wetlands and drainage re-design - Shawn Richmond, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship|
|1:45||Subirrigation research in North Dakota - Xinhua Xia, North Dakota State University|
|2:45||Saturated buffers research update - Dan Jaynes, USDA ARS|
|3:30||Saturated buffers implementation - Nathan Utt, Ecosystem Services Exchange|
- Pre-registration is $50 and must be received by or completed online by midnight, November 12
- Student registration is $20 for early or on-site
- On-site registration is $75 and payable by cash or check only
- Cancellations requesting a refund must be received by midnight, November 12, 2013. Call (515) 294-6429 or email email@example.com to cancel your registration.
- Registration includes lunch, refreshments and handouts.
- Please register online (with credit card) or by mail (with a check) using the links below.
- Phone registrations are not accepted.
SDSU Extension Regional Center
2001 E. Eighth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103
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