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Tile Drainage on Agricultural Lands

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Plan to attend . . . Whether you’re considering tiling for the first time, adding to an existing field or experiencing blowouts and other chal- lenges, this workshop will empower you to more fully understand how drainage systems work and how planning ahead is the difference between improving crop yields and an expensive failure.

Industry experts will discuss the basics of tile systems and how to locate/ manage/add to already installed systems. The program also includes a research update on the water quality impacts of drainage systems and introduces Drainage Water Management. The workshop is offered in two locations—March 22 at Crystal Falls, 1500 Handschke Dr, New London, and March 23 at LaSure’s Hall 3125 S. Washburn St. Oshkosh Sincerely, Greg Blonde UWEX Ag Agent-Waupaca County Greg.Blonde@ces.uwex.edu Darrell McCaulley UWEX Ag Agent-Winnebago County Darrell.McCaulley@ces.uwex.edu Kevin Erb UWEX Conservation Professional Development Coordinator kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu

*****A special session, “drainage after hours” will be held immediately after the New London workshop. It will be an opportunity for drain tile contractors and farmers who install their own tile to discuss both practical and future regulatory challenges the industry may face. There is no charge for the after-hours session.

9:45 Registration

10 am Welcome & Introduction
Kevin Erb, UW-Extension

10:05 Understanding Drainage Systems
Gary Sands, Univ of Minnesota Professor & Extension Engineer

10:45 Locating Older Drainage Systems
Steve Hoffman, InDepth Agronomy, Kevin Erb, UW Extension

11:15 Making Drainage Systems Work for you: Drainage Water Management and a look at future regulations Gary Sands, Univ of Minnesota Professor & Extension Engineer

12:00 Lunch (provided)

12:45 Understanding the Wetland/ Drainage Regulatory Process *
Nicholas Dorner/Kyle Zibung,
Army Corp

* Phil Meyer/Pat Lake, USDA NRCS * Scott Koehnke, WDNR1:15 The Role of Drainage Districts
Richard Castelnuovo, WDATCP Matthew Woodrow, WDATCP

1:30 Research Update—What we’ve learned from Wisconsin Farms Eric Cooley, Co-Director, UW Discovery Farms

2:00 Role of Earthworms in Drainage in Crop Production
Doral Kemper, Retired ARS Researcher

2:45 Break

2:55 Local Resources for Drainage Questions
Winnebago County LWCD Waupaca County LWCD

3:05 Panel Discussion: Responding to regulatory questions from partici- pants
NRCS/DNR/Army Corp

4:00 Adjourn

Cost $30.00/person before March.16th registration deadline. Fee rises to $40.00 after March 16, 2016 for late registrations.
Make check payable to:
BCT- Brown County Treasurer
Send registration form and check to:
Brown County UW-Extension Attn: Joan
1150 Bellevue St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 9:45AM
Format: In-person
Instructor: kevin.erb
Location: Crystal Falls Banquet Hall
New London, Wisconsin
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Cost: 30.00
Partners: none
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2016
CEUs Available: none
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