The Ohio State University at Lima

Drainage field day coming to Ohio State Lima campus farm on August 9

June 2, 2022

drainage tiles in a field

The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Drainage Installation Field Day on the campus farm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Field demonstrations by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America, or OLICA, will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue in an open-house-style format throughout the day.

The registration tent is in Lot G, which is accessible off Biddle Drive and south of the Life and Physical Sciences Building. Parking is free and shuttles will be running to the field sites. Campus maps are available online at

Lunch will be provided at noon. Bruce Clevenger, an associate professor with OSU Extension who has done research with drainage water management, will make a short educational presentation on the economic benefits of systemic drainage tile following lunch.

RSVP before August 1 at 419-879-9108 or Space is limited for lunch, so RSVP early.


9 a.m.-noon: field demonstrations

Noon-1:30 p.m.: lunch and educational presentation

1-3 p.m.: demonstrations continue in the field

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.

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