March 11, 2019

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drainage water management certification course

This certification course will explain how soil properties impact water movement, principles of DWM, & advanced DWM concepts.           August 23 -24, 2022 Hendricks County 4H Conference Center – Danville, IN (or online) Register HERE                                                                  Session 1: (2 CEUs) Drainage Design and Soils: Soil and water concepts & tools, fundamentals indrainage design, and design tools Session 1 will introduce participants to soil and water interactions and how soil properties impact watermovement, availability, and crop health. Participants will then learn how drainage systems are utilizedto improve productivity and profitability. Finally, participants will be introduced to how drainagesystems are commonly designed and what tools are available to assist in the layout water managementsystems. Session 2: (1.5 CEUs) DWM Design Introduction to Drainage Water Management design Session 2

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ADMC Drainage Water Management Certification

Webinar or on DemandJuly 7th, 2022 . 9AM-3pm CT Register today https://www.eventbrite.com/e/admc-drainage-water-management-certification-course-tickets-367081008177 DWM Certification Agenda Session 1: (2 CEUs) Drainage Design and Soils: Soil and water concepts & tools, fundamentals in drainage design, and design toolsSession 1 will introduce participants to soil and water interactions and how soil properties impact water movement, availability, and crop health. Participants will then learn how drainage systems are utilized to improve productivity and profitability. Finally, participants will be introduced to how drainage systems are commonly designed and what tools are available to assist in the layout water management systems. Session 2: (1.5 CEUs) DWM Design Introduction to Drainage Water Management designSession 2 will introduce participants to the principles of drainage water management including conditions where the practiceapplies, yield benefits,

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Drainage Contractor’s Perspective on Barriers to Conservation Drainage Adoption Report

Prepared by:  Dr. Katie Dentzman, Iowa State University; Ryan Arch, Illinois LICA; Keegan Kult, ADMC; and Tom Christensen, Ecosystem Services Exchange The Conservation Drainage Network conducted a survey of agricultural drainage service providers in the winter of 2021/2022 to better understand their familiarity with, implementation of, and barriers to various conservation drainage practices. The digital surveys were made available online and shared via the Drainage Contractor website and CDN member promotions, including e-newsletters, emails, and social media. Near the end of the survey period, hardcopy surveys were distributed to respondents at in-person CDN member events, including conventions. The survey received 64 responses, with 40 fully completed and useable for this assessment. 97% of respondents were men and 89% worked for a company with fewer than

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ADMC Spring 2022 Update

ADMC Welcomes New Members AMDC welcomes in and thanks the Drain Tile Safety Coalition and Hands On Tiling & Excavating LLC as new members in the Spring of 2022. ADMC members may recognize the DTCS as they had a strong presence at the winter LICA meetings. ADMC looks forward to the partnership that is aimed at reducing accidents during tile installations. The DTSC has a powerful video on the importance of locating utility lines and ADMC will be assisting in spreading their safety information. Hands On Excavating, located in Radcliffe, IA, are joining as Silver members. Co-founder Jacob Handsaker has been very active in incorporating conservation drainage systems into their business model. Hands On Excavating successfully installed the 51 saturated buffers and bioreactors in the

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Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Workshop to be held January 19 near Slater, IA

AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Heartland Cooperative, and Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition, is hosting a farmer and landowner workshop on Wednesday, January 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tron Scott’s farm near Slater to discuss bioreactor and saturated buffer edge-of-field practices. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal. Saturated buffers and bioreactors have been prioritized by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as they are some of the most cost-effective methods to improve water quality. These practices can be located within existing filter strips and are designed to work with the drainage system of the field. There are now numerous programs with financial and technical assistance available to encourage farmers and landowners to

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ADMC is working with the Conservation Drainage Network to gain insights from drainage contractors

Conservation drainage practices, applied in a conservation systems approach, offer great promise to improve environmental performance and farm economic viability on artificially-drained cropland. However, despite their benefits, producers are not adopting these practices on a widespread basis on tile-drained cropland. To better understand this situation, ADMC, along with members of the Conservation Drainage Network Growth Subcommittee, invites contractors to participate in a brief survey. The goal is to help us learn more about how conservation drainage practices are recommended and explained, as well as the limitations and barriers to adoption. The Conservation Drainage Network is a national partnership with the goal of improving conservation drainage practices to better meet future demands for crop production while enhancing environmental benefits through producer adoption of practical conservation solutions that

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