Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

ISU Research Farm Field Day: Ag Drainage Workshop

Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 to Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Location: Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, 3321 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa

Contact: Ken Pecinovsky, Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, (641) 435-4864, kennethp@iastate.edu

The purpose of this workshop is 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 three-day school will include 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. Drainage contractors, professional engineers and consultants, NRCS professionals, county administrators, landowners, IDDA officials, and anyone interested in subsurface drainage design and maintenance should attend.

Directions: The research farm is located 1.2 miles west of Nashua on Highway B60. After taking the Nashua exit off of Highway 27 (218), go one mile south on gravel (Windfall Avenue), and 0.2 miles east on 290th Street.

Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place rain or shine. Pre-registration (including a fee) is required for this workshop. To register, call Kapil Arora at (515) 291-0874.

Related information

Numerous research studies supported by the Leopold Center are conducted at ISU Research and Demonstration Farms throughout the state, and updates on their progress may be offered at various field day events.

More information about ISU research farms and where they are located

See a schedule of other ISU field days or download a schdule here [PDF]

News release about the 2014 field day season  [ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences]