|Overholt Drainage School set for March 10-14|
|Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:00 PM|
WAUSEON — The 2014 Overholt Drainage School will be held March 10-14 at the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District, 8770 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon. This school will cover the following topics: Agricultural Subsurface Drainage: system design and installation; Drainage Water Management: controlled drainage system design and installation; and Water Table Management with Subirrigation: system design, installation and management.
The program objective is to provide continuing education for land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation technicians, farmers, engineers, consultants, sanitarians and others interested in advancing their knowledge of basic concepts, principles and skills related to the purpose, design, layout, construction and management of Soil and Water Conservation Systems, with emphasis on Water Management and Water Quality.
Instructors include Land-Grant University Faculty/Staff, NRCS/ODNR/SWCD engineers and technicians, ARS engineers and scientists and experienced OLICA contractors and associates.
The school is sponsored by Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, OARDC, The Ohio State University, in cooperation with USDA-NRCS, USDA-ARS, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Fulton SWCD and Ohio Land Improvement Contractors and Associates.
Advanced registration is required. Participants can register for the full five-day program or individual sessions. The complete registration form and payment have a deadline of March 6 (call for availability after March 6). Registration includes tuition, lunches, refreshments, materials, supplies, manuals, guides, design notebooks, engineer’s scales, certificate of completion, etc., as appropriate for session. You are asked to bring a calculator and pencils. Also, bring warm clothes and boots for a possible field trip later in week. Partial refund will be given if cancellation is made by March 6.
The Overholt Drainage School is funded, in part, by donations to the Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program Endowment at The Ohio State University. You may add a donation to the registration.