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INFB Drainage School returns

Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Drainage School, a seminar focusing on Indiana drainage issues, will take place August 24. >> Read full article

Farmers respond to changing weather

Gene Takle, director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, says farmers are reacting to changes in weather patterns, like installing more drainage tile in response to higher rainfall totals or more extreme rainfall events. >> Read full article

Conservation drainage strategies

Agricultural drainage plays an important role in North America. Chris Hay, environmental scientist, illustrates different conservation drainage practices beneficial to modern crop production. >> Read full article

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Innovative sub-irrigation

What do you get when you put a Michigan dairy farmer and a conservationist in a car for several hours? If the dairy farmer is Blaine Baker, co-owner of Bakerlads Farm in Clayton, and the conservationist is Thomas Van Wagner, technical co-ordinator for the Lenawee Conservation District Center for Excellence Program, you get the initial designs of a livestock reservoir wetland sub-irrigation system.

“Tom got the idea from systems in Ohio they are using for irrigation of crops and thought maybe we could put it together for irrigation of wastewater for dairy,” Baker says. “We designed it on the trip out and back to the conference.” >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

National LICA Summer Meeting

July 18-23, 2016
Location: Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, MO >> More Info

2017 LICA National Winter Convention

March 4-6, 2017
Location: Las Vegas >> More Info

2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
Location: Elegante Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO >> More Info