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Oshkosh — “Knowing the tips and tools of the trade can prevent costly mistakes” when installing tile for field drainage, said University of Wisconsin Extension Service conservation professional development coordinator Kevin Erb.

To serve that purpose for drainage tile contractors and farmers who instill their own drainage tile systems, Erb has organized a two-day school to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 11, at LaSure's banquet hall, 3125 S. Washburn St. (just off Interstate 41).

Featured speakers will be University of Minnesota agricultural engineer and drainage expert Gary Sands, Wisconsin water law specialist and attorney Paul Kent and agricultural engineers John Panuska of the University of Wisconsin and Tom Scherer of North Dakota State University. There will be several other speakers from both the private and public sectors.

Sessions are scheduled to start at 8 am on both days with completion in the early evening on Tuesday and 3:30 pm on Wednesday. Erb indicated that attendees will be invited to design a system that will be evaluated by professionals at the school.

Preregistration is required for the event. More information is available at http://go/wisc.edu/jcai1a or by calling Erb or Joan Laehn at 920-391-4610.

Until Dec. 22, the registration fee was $225 per person with a $25 discount for the second person from the same entity. The fee then increases by $25. Vendors can obtain a space for $325.

Checks payable to Brown County Treasurer can be sent to Brown County UWEX, attn Joan Laehn, 1150 Bellevue St., Green Bay, WI 54302.

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