Lodging

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sleep Inn and Suites, 1416 South Grand Ave in nearby Charles City, Iowa. Call the hotel directly at (641) 257-6700 and mention the Iowa Drainage School for the special rate. Cutoff date for the block of rooms and discounted rate is August 6, 2014.


Class facilities

The Borlaug Learning Center, opened in 2009, houses ISU Extension and farm staff and is located at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, iowa.

The center is named for Norman E. Borlaug, agricultural scientist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who was born near Cresco in Howard County, Iowa. Borlaug, who is called the father of the Green Revolution, was a leader in developing higher yield crops and also founded the World Food Prize. The center displays highlights of Borlaug's achievements and his successful effort to provide food security and promote world peace. The building provides office space and meeting rooms for staff and public use and incorporates a number of energy-saving features.

Take exit 220 off Hwy 218 and proceed 1.2 miles west on B-60/280th street. Go 1 mile south on Windfall Ave, then 0.2 miles east on 290th Street. The farm is on the north side of the road.