BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be hosting a drainage workshop Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 starting at 9 a.m. CDT at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm near Beresford.

The comprehensive workshop will feature speakers from South Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, Iowa Soybean Association, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, ISG, Rinke Noonan, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Topics will include saturated buffers, controlled drainage, drainage water recycling, cover crops for reducing nutrient loss, legal questions related to tiling, the South Dakota Wetland Mitigation Bank and subsurface irrigation with drainage. Additionally, there will be a contractor and producer panel sharing experiences of implementation, wetland delineation and funding sources for conservation drainage practices.

Registration includes workshop materials as well as lunch and refreshments for both Wednesday and Thursday. Seats are limited — to secure a spot, attendees should register online as soon as possible at

For more information, contact John McMaine at or call 605-688-5610.

South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm is located at 29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004.

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