Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Drainage Design and Water Management

Learn the latest in drainage system design and conservation drainage

The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension is teaming up with the University of Illinois Extension to offer a Tile Drainage Design and Water Management Workshop February 27th and 28th in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The workshop is a unique opportunity for farmers who are installing their own drainage systems and drain tile contractors to learn the latest in drainage system design, conservation drainage, and how to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

Discussion will cover surveying basics, drainage co-efficient and lateral spacing, drainage permits and regulations, safety concerns, drainage outlets and ditches, lift stations and more. The workshop will also include Wisconsin and Illinois breakouts to discuss state-specific regulations in more depth. Featured speakers include attorney Larry Konopacki with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP discussing drainage law and rights, drainage experts John Panuska of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Richard Cooke of the University of Illinois Extension overviewing drainage design, and Eric Cooley of the Wisconsin Discovery Farms program reviewing drainage permits and regulations, among others.

The two-day workshop will be held at the Jefferson County Extension office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, Wisconsin. The cost, including lunch both days, is $225. Registration is only $200 for those who register on or before Monday, February 24th. In addition, those who register early will receive a $25 per person discount for each additional individual from the same firm who are on same registration form and use the same payment. Registration is limited to 35 participants, and can be done via mail or online at https://tinyurl.com/2020-Tile-Drainage. For more information on the program, contact Kevin Erb at 920-391-4652

Don’t miss out on this unique workshop to ensure your future investment in tiling is successful.

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