ADDRESSES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CAPACITY BARRIERS
Advanced Conservation Drainage Training provides intensive classroom and hands-on training for drainage designers, contractors, farmers, farmer advisors, retailers, and conservation practitioners to better understand the implementation and functioning of edge of field practices. Topics covered include not only technical details on planning, designing and construction, but also an introduction on why the practices are needed, the science behind why they work, the programs available for helping farmers implement them, and training on messaging, communication, and outreach to farmers on the benefits of a whole system approach to drainage.
TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF SMART WETLANDS AND TO INFORM FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS ABOUT HOW THESE WETLANDS COULD WORK ON THEIR FARM, TWI RECENTLY LAUNCHED THE WWW.SMARTWETLANDS.FARM WEBSITE.
Our launched website outlines the criteria used to determine if a Smart Wetland is right for a particular tile-drainage system, features photos and engineering designs of two operating Smart Wetlands, reviews the 4-step Process PDF Document TWI uses to design and install the practice, demonstrates how natural processes remove nitrogen and phosphorus from drainage water, and offers suggestions on how to finance the construction of a Smart Wetland.
Attendees will attend three, two-day sessions, over a six-month period creating a strong network of knowledgeable experts who can share consistent information. This will help streamline the process for farmers and make conservation drainage a standard part of tile installation and farm management. The training series will repeat and cover various parts of the state with a focus on local resource concerns, local conditions, and local partners.
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