Iowa Drainage School August 20-22, 2019 | Nashua, Iowa
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sleep Inn and Suites, 1416 South Grand Ave, Charles City, Iowa. Rates are $108/night plus tax. Call the hotel 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 July 19, 2019.
All classroom activities, exhibits and meals are at the Borlaug Learning Center. The Borlaug Learning Center, opened in 2009, houses ISU Extension and farm staff and is located at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm. 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.