November 18, 2014
Iowa State University Alumni Center
420 Beach Ave, Ames, Iowa 50014

Anyone who is interested in agricultural drainage research issues and projects is invited to the 15th Annual Drainage Research Forum to be held Tuesday, November 18, at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. The event is jointly sponsored by Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and South Dakota State University.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Drainage Research Forum, this year’s program will feature a keynote by Dr. Wayne Skaggs on the history and future of drainage research. Dr. Skaggs is a William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of drainage and agricultural water management in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized for his work in drainage research and as the developer of the DRAINMOD model.

In addition, the program will consist of results and updates on drainage research and related issues from university and agency researchers and other stakeholders from Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The final agenda is being developed and will be available soon.

The program is intended for all drainage stakeholders, including state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics, contractors, farmers, and others interested in drainage issues and research topics in the upper Midwest.

Registration is open at the following site:, and the final agenda will be posted on their website once it is available.