Drainage Water Management Announcements

Monday, February 27, 2017

Please see the attached brochures and message below for an invitation to the 2017 Overholt Drainage School.  There are three sessions, attendees can choose some or all to attend: 1) Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Design, Layout, Drainage Installation 2) Drainage Water Management: Controlled Drainage System Design and Installation and 3) Drainage Water Harvesting for Agricultural Water Supply; Water Quality Improvement Practices, Systems for Agricultural Drainage in Midwest US.  The Overholt Drainage School is held annually so if you cannot attend this year and have interest, please check back for future dates. 


In addition, Michigan State University Extension has recently brought on a drainage water management specialist, Dr. Ersane Ghane. https://www.egr.msu.edu/bae/profiles/ghane Recently Dr. Ghane presented at the Clinton Conservation District field day and will be a great resource for technicians and producers.


Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Phone: 517-285-7482



Please find attached the 2017 Drainage School announcement and registration form. Please read through all the materials and let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at brown.59@osu.edu, 614-292-3826 (office), or cell 614-264-9716 (leave message, I'll call back ASAP).


The registration deadline is March 9.  Payment is by check, money order, or purchase order number.  In addition to the above methods of payment, you can register and pay via credit card.  If you choose the credit card option, please fax or email me a copy of your completed registration so I can confirm your registration and send you additional information (the cc registration site does not update me daily).  The credit card registration site is now active.  It is located at: https://www.regonline.com/overholt2017 . Call or email me if there is a question on payment options.


Upon receipt of registration and payment, I will email confirmation, location, directions, hotel info, local restaurants for breakfast and supper, etc.


Best regards, Larry


Larry C Brown, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer | Director, Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program | Director, Int'l Program for Water Management in Agriculture | Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1058 | Office: 614-292-3826 (AGEN Rm 214) | Fax: 614-292-9448 | Cell: 614-264-7916 (leave message only) | Twitter @LarryCBrown3