Managing Water, Harvesting Results: America's Ag Water Management Summit
Date and Time
October 11, 2011 - October 12, 2011
Park Plaza Hotel Bloomington
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, Minnesota 55435
This meeting will explore the adoption of drainage water management techniques through discussions of incentives, past experiences, current situations, and future opportunities. The purpose of the meeting is to increase nationwide adoption of Drainage Water Management (DWM) as part of a conservation system, through the understanding of past history, current situations, performance, incentives, and future opportunities. Goals of the meeting include differentiating DWM from the traditional practice of draining land for the production of crops, explaining the current technologies of DWM, including potential innovations (bioreactors, buffers, wetlands, two-stage ditches, and companion practices), and assuring sound environmental management and protect ecosystem values through DWM, as part of a conservation systems approach.
A TFI representative will be on-hand to provide infomration pertaining to how 4R nutrient stewardship should be used in combination with these and other conservation practices to address sustainable cropping systems and environmental concerns.