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Welcome to our second edition of The GroundBreakers, our annual recognition program for contractors, advocates and water management professionals who go above and beyond to elevate the field of agricultural drainage.

In our final episode of this season of The GroundBreakers, we’re talking with Dr. Gary Sands of the University of Minnesota. Gary was nominated by fellow 2023 GroundBreaker, Chris Hay. Considered a leading educator in the field of drainage and water management, Dr. Sands is also known for his powerful collaboration skills. He’s led a series of drainage design workshops that have been a model for other extension drainage schools; he led the development of the annual Drainage Research Forum, which is now in its twenty-first year. His nominator, Chris, described his research work as game-changing, and having led to significant scientific advancements.

Stay tuned as we bring you the rest of our 2023 GroundBreakers. Never miss an episode by subscribing to AgAnnex Talks, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.