The second Drainage Installation Field Day at The Ohio State University at Lima brought out close to 100 farmers, engineers, contractors and researchers from around northwest Ohio and across the state to learn more about the installation of sub-surface drainage tile systems and their modern uses. Read more
The 2023 Drainage Installation Field Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at the Ohio State Lima Regenerative Farm. Field demonstrations will be conducted by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America in an open-house-style format throughout the day. Lunch will be provided and will include a short educational presentation by Bruce Clevenger, Farm Management Field Specialist, about crop yields and the economic benefits of drainage and drainage water management. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available off Thayer Road. Register here.
The Drainage Installation Field Day at the The Ohio State University at Lima campus farm has been moved to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, due to field conditions brought on by the recent rains in the area.
Field demonstrations by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America, or OLICA, will begin at 8 a.m., Thursday, August 16, and will continue in an open-house-style format throughout the day until 3 p.m. at the field on the corner of Thayer and Reservoir roads.
The registration tent will be in the northwest corner of the field. Parking is available along Thayer Road and in the Mowery Road access space just off Thayer Road.
The field day is brought to the area by The Ohio State University at Lima; Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program; Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; and OSU Extension, in cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, First National Bank, Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association, and OLICA Associate members.