August 23-25, 2016
Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, Iowa


To train stakeholders in sub-surface drainage concepts, planning and laying out drainage systems including surveying a profile, laying out the system, calculating tile line sizes and spacing using actual field data, making connections, and setting up drainage control structures, NRCS program requirements, and fixing common drainage system issues.


This is a three-day school with each day including a combination of hands-on training, lecture and discussion, and problem solving using examples. By attending this school, participants will be able to plan and layout subsurface drainage systems and workout estimated project costs.

Who should attend

  • - drainage contractors
  • - professional engineers and consultants
  • - NRCS professionals
  • - county administrators
  • - landowners
  • - IDDA officials
  • - anyone interested in subsurface drainage design and maintenance


The Iowa Drainage School is an excellent opportunity to reach individuals interested or involved in agricultural drainage. If you are interested in being a sponsor and exhibiting at the school visit the Sponsors page for additional information.

Registration for the 2016 Iowa Drainage School will open in June 2016.