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2022 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

October 12, 2022

The 2022 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 12, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center (631 22nd Ave., Brookings, SD 57006).

The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is held annually and features presentations from universities, local, state and federal government agencies, non-profits, and other stakeholder groups. The conference covers the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains.

This year’s theme is “Phosphorus Loss: Local & Global Challenges.” Although a critical macronutrient for plant growth, phosphorous has been making headlines the past few years as one of the primary causes for blooms of algae and toxin producing cyanobacteria.

Featured speakers:

  • Paul Fixen, retired senior vice president at International Plant Nutrition Institute
  • Heidi Peterson, vice president of agricultural research and conservation at the Sand County Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Garey Fox, professional engineer, professor and head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University
  • Lindsay Pease, assistant professor and extension specialist in Nutrient and Water Management at the University of Minnesota
  • Chad Penn, research soil chemist at USDA-ARS and adjunct professor at Purdue University

Online registration will close Wednesday, October 5, at 12:00 p.m. CDT and can be found on the 2022 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference webpage.

Registration for professionals attending the conference is $75. Registration is free to students and the public with the option to purchase lunch for $20. Those who register after the October 5 deadline can register at the door for $150, check or cash only.

For more information or questions, contact John McMaine, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer at or 605-688-5141.



October 12, 2022