Land Use & Management Practices to Enhance Water Quality

Land Use & Management Practices to Enhance Water Quality

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Conference Information

There is no registration fee for this event, but registration is required. Registration includes the Thursday noon meal and snacks during the program. Registration will be capped at 50 participants, so register early to ensure you will be able to attend. Registrations must be received by June 10.


Sioux Falls Regional Extension Center
2001 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Logistics information

You will be expected to provide your own transportation to and from the field portions of the program. Maps will be provided and carpooling is encouraged.

Hotels in the immediate area include:

  • Holiday Inn - (605) 339-2000
  • Hilton Garden Inn - (605) 444-4500
  • Country Inn & Suites - (605) 373-0153
  • Super 8 - (605) 338-8881

If eligible, request the state rate, which may be less expensive. We have been told that state rate rooms fill up quickly, so the earlier you reserve your room, the better.

Travel Scholarships

For those attending from Nebraska, 10 scholarships ($250 each) are available to attend this training. Visit the Nebraska SARE website to apply for these scholarships.

Tentative Agenda
Riparian Classroom Portion (Wednesday 1 - 5:30 pm)
  • Land Use Trends in the Northern Great Plains
  • How Streams Work
  • Riparian Vegetation
  • Land Use Impacts
  • Managing Agroecosystems
  • Grazing Management Recommendations
  • Cost Share Opportunities
Riparian Field Portion (Thursday 8:30 am - 12 pm)
  • Riparian Sampling
  • Water Quality
  • Water Flow Paths
  • Riparian Management
Manure Management Classroom Portion (Thursday 1 - 5 pm)
  • Regulatory Differences
  • Composting Manure and Mortalities
  • Manure Value and Brokering
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles
  • Spreader Calibration and Application Uniformity
  • Emergency Response
Manure Management Field Portion (Friday 8:30 am to 12 pm)
  • Spreader Calibration
  • Vegetative Treatment Systems
  • In-Season Nitrogen Adjustments
  • Constructing a Compost Pile

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