By Published On: June 18th, 2021Categories: Uncategorized

When you think about it, everything comes back to water. That’s true not only in agriculture, but in life itself. Water is the foundation of life as we know it, and managing water is one of our most important jobs as humans. 

So, when turning our attention to the fields that grow the food that we eat and other resources we need to thrive, it’s no surprise that water is at the center of the operation. When water is managed properly, yields can be high, and business will be good. On the other hand, if there are water issues in your fields and you can’t plant and harvest when you’d like, it’s tough to make ends meet. Given the prominent role that water plays in the health of your operation, working with an agricultural drainage company is an easy decision. 

Far-Reaching Effects

Unless you work for an agricultural drainage company and deal with these kinds of issues each day, it’s easy to underestimate just how important field drainage is for any kind of agricultural operation. Sure, you already know that a major downpour the day before you want to harvest is bad news, but that’s just one example. Other than optimizing drainage for heavy rains, there are many other ways that improved field drainage can go a long way toward improving your business. 

Let’s take a look at a few potential benefits of using the services of an experienced agricultural drainage company

  • Improving soil structure. With the right drainage system in place, you can improve the soil of your structure and avoid the unwanted problems that come along with poor structure in your fields. 
  • Maintain nitrogen levels. Bad drainage can cause significant amounts of nitrogen in your soil to be washed away. When that happens, you’ll need to replace the nitrogen, which is obviously an added expense. 
  • Higher yields. This is what it’s all about, right? Everyone wants to get more out of their fields, and improving drainage is a great way to work toward that goal. 

We could go on and on about the importance of drainage in your fields. We’ve been in this business for decades because we are able to provide reliable, valuable results for our many customers, and we believe that track record speaks for itself.  

A Complicated Task

The concept of drainage is simple – moving water away from one area and into another – but the reality of this task is far more complex. These days, we use a variety of technologies and pieces of equipment to accomplish the necessary drainage work for our customers. For example, projects often start with GPS surveying and mapping, so we can have a detailed understanding of the fields in question and what problems they may be facing. We can generally offer multiple solutions to serve the needs of our customers, so we’ll be happy to work together with you to figure out what is going on and how it can best be remedied. 

The Right Partner

Not every agricultural drainage company is going to be able to serve your needs. Some won’t have the right equipment to complete all aspects of a job, while others will fall short in terms of experience. It’s our combination of experience and knowledge that helps us stand out from the competition and deliver results that you can count on. Whether you need a small drainage tile repair project completed, or a whole new drainage system designed and installed, we are the right choice for the job. Taking a chance with a less experienced company just isn’t worth the risk given how important it is to properly control the flow of water on your property. 

At Hodgman Drainage Company, Inc., we have been offering quality drainage services since 1982. To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us at, or give us a call at 507-528-2225. Thank you for considering Hodgman Drainage!