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Drainage Workshop Series

Focusing on water quality practices in 3 areas of the state this summer for landowners, tenants, and contractors. The single-day workshop will provide information about the history and progress of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, the benefits of edge-of-field practices, and how to identify suitable sites for installation, cost share opportunities, and wetland jurisdictional and determination information. Producers and contractors are encouraged to attend the workshop from 8 am –2 pm, which includes a free lunch and concludes with a tour of water quality practices on campus, to learn about the conservation efforts, tools, and funding available to enhance water quality across the state.

The afternoon sessions (2 pm – 5 pm) will provide content on conservation drainage business opportunities, trench safety, surveying basics, and drainage pipe installation specifications for contractors, though producers are also welcome to attend these sessions.

Partner organizations and agencies that will be present to share information and answer questions include IL Corn, NRCS, Stephenson SWCD, Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition, University of Illinois Extension, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

RSVPs requested for meal counts. For more information and to register, please visit illica.net/events or call Illinois LICA at (309) 932-1230.

  • Event Date & Time

    June 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

  • Event Location

    Highland Community College
  • Cost