March 11, 2019

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ADMC Co-founder Charlie Schafer Inducted into the International Drainage Hall of Fame

ADMC members had a big presence at the 11th International Drainage Symposium, but none bigger than Charlie Schafer, Chairman of the ADMC Board and President of Agri Drain Corp, who was inducted into the International Drainage Hall of Fame as part of the 2021/2022 class. Dr. Dan Jaynes, retired research soil scientist with the Agricultural Research Service, joined Charlie in the 2021/2022 class. Dan and Charlie join just 25 other drainage leaders in the hall of fame since its origination in 1979. Charlie was inducted for being a visionary for the future of what agricultural drainage will look like. Many know of Charlie’s contributions as he has been one of the most active supporters striving to continuously advance what drainage can accomplish. Through his vision,

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ADMC and MSU Drainage Water Management and Design Certification Course

This certification course will explain how water interacts with soil properties, elements of drainage drainage design, & principles of DWM. This event is being presented in partnership with Michigan State University. Sign up for the September 14th training to complete the ADMC DWM Certification Course and receive training on the MSU drainage design tools. A score of 75% or better will be required on the final test to receive a course certificate. The September 15th session is for those interested in working with the NRCS TSP program. Participants will be able to select if they are attending on both days or only the 14th or 15th when registering. Be sure to check the event page for updates to the agenda. Register Now! Date and time

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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 Online only Register HEREIndiana Agenda                                                                  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 will introduce participants to the principles of

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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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