The workshop is free and will assist attendees as they make farmland drainage decisions. Workshop discussion will cover different styles of drainage systems that may be installed, and how to address drainage water quality within the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
Excessive rains typically create drowned out spots in fields, which can potentially reduce productivity. Discussion typically emerges on need for drainage on these fields and how to better address these situations, as well as how improved drainage will benefit landowners, how to work with neighbors and tenants, associated costs and tax implications.
The workshop will be held from 7-9 p.m. and includes a free supper at 6:30 p.m. for those registered. The workshop is limited to the first 40 registered participants.
The Managing Farmland Drainage workshop will be taught by Kapil Arora, agricultural engineering specialist, and Steve Johnson, farm management specialist, both with ISU Extension and Outreach.