SDSU Extension will host an annual forum on November 26 at 9 AM CDT at McCrory Gardens (631 22nd Ave., Brookings, SD 57007).
The program is intended for all drainage stakeholders, including state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics, contractors, farmers and anyone interested in drainage research issues in the Upper Midwest.
The forum is jointly sponsored by South Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association.
- 8:45 – 8:50 AM CDT - Welcome
- 8:50 – 9:30 - Dennis Todey, Director, Midwest Climate Hub – Upper Midwest Climate Update and Impact to Drainage
- 9:30 – 10:10 - Sotirios Archontoulis, Associate Professor of Integrated Cropping Systems, Iowa State University – Crop Modeling of High Water Table Situations
- 10:10 – 10:40 - Mark Larson, Hydraulic Engineer, South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service – Tiling Economics Tool
- 10:40 – 11:00 - Break
- 11:00 – 11:30 - Fabian Fernandez, Associate Professor, Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota – NutriNet Project
- 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT - Dan Jaynes, Research Soil Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment – NutriNet Project
- 12:00 – 12:45 - Lunch
- 12:45 – 1:15 - Lindsay Pease, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota – Water Management Research and Extension in Northwest Minnesota
- 1:15 – 1:45 - Ehsan Ghane, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University – Water Management Research and Extension in Michigan
- 1:45 – 2:15 - John McMaine, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, South Dakota State University – Water Management Research and Extension in South Dakota
- 2:15 – 2:30 - Break
- 2:30 – 3:15 - Gary Feyereisen, Agricultural Engineer and Adjunct Professor, USDA Agricultural Research Service – Bioreactor Recharge, Current and Future Research
- 3:15 – 4:00 - Jeff Strock, Professor, Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota – Update on Lamberton Research and Drainage Water Recycling
Early Registration is $50 for the public and $25 for students and ends on November 19. Regular registration for the public $75 and $25 for students. Contact John McMaine, Assistant Professor, SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer at 605.688.5610 or by email for more information.