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Seminar: The Basics of Farm Drainage

Join us for a one-day seminar for anyone involved with draining Illinois farmland. We’ll cover the basics of drainage, the law and economics of the issue, and more. But pre-registration is required before November 26, so you’ll need to sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.

Cost is $125 for members and $125 for non-members. The fee includes materials, breaks, and a noon luncheon.

The Basics of Drainage
Surface and Sub-Surface — Design — Equipment — Materials — Working with Contractors

Drainage Law
Illinois Drainage Law — Working with Drainage Districts

Government Compliance
FSA/NRCS/Army Corps of Engineers/DNR

Economics of Drainage
Capital Budgets/Tax Considerations/Appraisal

Reducing Nutrient Loss

Watershed Modeling
Joint Projects and Working with Neighbors — Managing Design

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Program begins
4:30 p.m. Program concludes

Megan Baskerville, Upper Sangamon River Watershed Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Peoria, IL
William Beneke, Partner with Russell English Scoma and Beneke, attorneys in Princeton, IL
Corey Getz, DIGS Associates, Moweaqua, IL
Derrick Klimesh, Asst. State Conservationist — Compliance for Illinois NRCS, Champaign, IL
Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

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Seminar: The Basics of Farm Drainage

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